Stories about Music from April, 2007
It´s curious how Latin American people remember their childhood. We all remember some parts of it, by watching TV, a few songs from the radio or probably our school. The old cartoons are probably some of the good memories we will ever get, and some of them are still part...
Thebookmann takes a detour from his Caribbean Fruit theme to photograph saltfish (salted cod), a popular regional dish that has also been the subject of double entendre in some of Trinidad and Tobago's most entertaining calypsoes.
Across the Charco [ES] is an artistic exchange between Argentine and Uruguayan artists and musicians. Fernando Casale lists the four musical events by Uruguayan artists that will take place at the Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas over the next two weeks.
Illyrian Gazette writes about the controversy surrounding a Croatian patriotic singer's intention to perform in Sarajevo to mark the 10th anniversary of the papal visit.
In the context of a recent blog post about “a young Cuban rapper who criticizes injustice in Cuba while wearing a che t-shirt”, Babalu Blog asks a question that he thinks is “an excellent example of something not much talked about, but that is very important to the future of...
Nicolette Bethel has a new favourite blog – the first that's dedicated to the great Bahamian cultural tradition of Junkanoo – (never mind she's a little biased).
Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar listens to Puccini’s Turandot at the Budapest Opera House – and looks around.
Komşuluk means "the neighborhood" in Turkish, and today we are going to stroll through the streets of the Turkish blogosphere. We begin with the topic of insulting Turkishness, to the crowded streets of Istanbul where news of the upcoming Presidential elections and the latest gossip about Turkish popstars can be heard.
Ringplay Productions pays tribute to Calvin Lockhart and Viveca Watkins – two icons of Bahamian theatre who passed away recently. And WeblogBahamas.com remembers the music of Jamaican Peter Tosh.
Public Policy Watch writes about American music in Moldova: “Beside providing funding for this event, the US Government has physically participated in the concert: the US Ambassador in Moldova performed a highly significant and emotional part of Lincoln Portrait: he recited excerpts from the famous public speeches and addresses of...
Music and Life – Everywhere! reviews a Lithuanian dance show Zmones (“People”), choreographed by Anzelika Cholina.
According to Project 300 no other genre has seen a bigger growth than hip-hop, with virtually hundreds of new rappers sprouting both inside Iran and out. Recently the addition of a few female artists has broken the trend in this largely male-dominated playing field.
According to Gamron [Fa], police attacked young people in Reza Sadegi‘s concert in Bandar Abbas a few days ago. The blogger says police warned them when young girls started to dance and even moved their headscarves.Garmon says nobody listened to this warning and they were attacked by police.
Mirza Basic of London Sevdah finds a long-lost classmate – and “first love” – thanks to his London Sevdah music project.
Bianca Jagger and George Michael “join a list of celebrities moved by the double tragedy: the children infected with HIV, and [Bulgarian and Palestinian] health professionals unfairly imprisoned and sentenced to death” in Libya, Declan Butler reports.
Professor Zero, in her search for Peruvian cuecas, discovers a YouTube video of Joan Baez and sister Mimi Farina singing a Bolivian hymn written by Apolinar Camacho at a performance at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in New York.
Pursuits of the artistic type seemed to be on the fingertips of the Turkish bloggers this week from film reviews to art galleries and music. Film Athanasia's Daily gives us her review of the film Apocalypto, which she gave a 7 out of 10: That is to say, that man...
In Project 300 we read “Tehran-based music band Hypernova, spearheaded by former Vancouverite -and friend of a friend- Raam, is in New York. Check out what they're up to. The music scene in Iran is quite complex, none of the music I have so far posted here is actually ‘legal’...
Claudia4Libertad links to a petition requesting that Cuban-American music star Gloria Estefan reconsider having Carlos Santana appear as a guest artist on her tribute to Cuba album “90 Millas” on account of Santana's professed admiration of Ernesto “Che” Guevara.
“The unwashed masses have spoken,” writes Natalia Antonova in her post about Verka Serdyuchka/Andriy Danylko.