· November, 2007

Stories about Music from November, 2007

Serbia: Belgrade the “Party City”

  14 November 2007

Belgrade 2.0 corrects the Sunday Times on their view of Belgrade: “Milan is the fashion city, Amsterdam is the weed city, Paris is the love city, Berlin is the wall city, and New York is New York” – and Belgrade is the “party city.”

Brazil: Police, a tough nut to crack

  13 November 2007

The song theme of the popular Brazilian film Tropa de Elite [Elite Squad], about police corruption in Rio, has become background music for the Pernambuco's Police Forces. They sang the lyrics by Tihuana when were called to calm down a rebellion in a prison, as reports PE Body Count [pt]:...

Mozambique: The young rapper and the power of words

  12 November 2007

Moçambique para todos [pt] publishes video and lyrics from thought provoking rapper Azagaia, from Mozambique, who “is back to the scene and releases tomorrow his latest piece of work. Check out the lyrics of a song that is already very popular, especially in the intellectual debate circles”.

Turkey: Anti-Armenian Music Video

  11 November 2007

Unzipped reports that musicians in Turkey are currently on trial for uploading a music clip to YouTube glorifying the murder in Istanbul earlier this year of ethnic Armenian newspaper editor and journalist, Hrant Dink. Prosecutors are demanding up to 7.5 years imprisonment for the accused.


  9 November 2007

David Marx from neojanponisme blogs about a list of 100 greatest Japanese rock albums of all time, which reflects on local rock history.

Ghana: Female Ghanaian Hip Hop

  8 November 2007

What is the state of female Ghanaian hip hop?:”Ever since hiplife became part and parcel of Ghanaian music, the female hiplife artistes have been holding it down. Talk of Abrewa Nana, Triple M (Manye Mercy), Mzbel, LA (made up of Lateefah and Asantewaa), Ras Nigga, etc – they have been...

Croatia: Election Singing

  5 November 2007

A month or so remains until the election in Croatia, and, according to Illyrian Gazette, “no sign, as yet, of the media's usual pre-election obsession: which singers will be performing at whose election meetings.”

Mexico: Daft Punk in the Capital

  5 November 2007

Jorge Varela of Vivir México [ES] reviews the recent Daft Punk concert in Mexico City, and even though he is not a fan of electronic music, he was impressed by the “innovative show”.

Iran:A top Iranian musician in Norway

  4 November 2007

Javid Afsari Rad Born in Isfahan, Iran, Javid Afsari Rad began studying the Santur and the traditional Persian Radif at the age of sixteen.In Norway, where he has lived since 1986, Javid is known as an innovative performer and an ingenious composer.You can listen to his music here.