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· February, 2008

Stories about Music from February, 2008

Lebanon: Fairouz Attacked for Singing in Syria

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia expresses her annoyance with the way legendary Lebanese singer Fairouz is being attacked after singing in Syria.

Carnival: Videos from around the world

One way to know about a culture, is to see how they celebrate and why. Many countries share a common festival, the carnival, and each country gives a distinctive flavour...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, USA: Sparrow Backs Obama

“The Mighty Sparrow is comparable as a lyricist only to Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff in the Caribbean,” writes Abeng News Magazine – and proceeds to post a song by...

Peru: National Treasures – Pisco Sours, Ceviche and Cumbia

Peru is often known for its archaeological treasures such as Machu Picchu. Others point to its natural and ecological treasures of the Amazon or Andes Mountains. Some bloggers have taken...

Brazil: And the samba school winner is…

Beija Flor is the winner of this year's title of best samba school of Rio de Janeiro's carnival, reports Thiago Velloso [pt]. “The audience was shouting ‘twice champion’ even before...

Jamaica: Marley's Birthday

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp realised early on that “good writing, like a good life, cannot be built solely on negation” – and credits that awareness to Bob Marley's “ability to transform...

Nigeria: 2Face Idbla attacked

Last week, Nigerian superstar, 2Face, was attacked and robbed, Bella Naija reports: “Nigeria superstar, 2Face Idibia was attacked by armed robbers AGAIN! On Thursday last week, armed robbers attacked Tuface...

Kenya: Music for peace

Kenyan musicians make a music video for peace: “Musicians from around Kenya join to create a music video and song to help stem the violence in Kenya.”

Russia: “Medvedev, Liberal?”

Streetwise Professor insists that Dmitri Medvedev isn't liberal.

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Results

Caribbean Beat Blog posts a comprehensive roundup of results from Trinidad and Tobago's major Carnival competitions.

English Blogs From Cameroon

The historical legacy of colonial rule in Cameroon is reflected in the linguistic division of the country. It is divided between the French-speaking North and the English-speaking South. Although English...

Senegal: Akon makes no sense

Leo Africanus writes about Senegale-American musician: “Akon, the Senegalese-American musician, who styles himself as a ‘global’ political force of sorts, makes no sense in an interview in the March issue...

China: Traditional Tibetan Song

Michael blogs his experience as a voluntary teacher in Jinyuan. He also posts a video with his students singing traditional Tibetan song.

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