· July, 2009

Stories about Music from July, 2009

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Michael Memorial

  8 July 2009

Trinidadian blogger Tattoo lists his “Top Five Michael Jackson Funeral Moments”, while Coffeewallah was touched by “Paris Katherine talking about her daddy being the best in the world and the love he had for them.”

Arab World: Good Bye Michael Jackson

Bloggers from across the Arab world bid King of Pop Michael Jackson farewell today as millions of fans tune into the silver screen to watch live coverage of his memorial ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Here is a snapshot of reactions from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain.

Trinidad & Tobago: Music Piracy

  6 July 2009

Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, This Beach Called Life makes the connection between the King of Pop and ethics: “While people mourn Michael Jackson’s death they illegally download his music. We in the dotty Third World crave to be First World and use any means possible to appear to be...

Armenia: Rock ‘n Roll kitchen

Global Voices Online's Caucasus Editor pays a visit to Armenia's second largest city of Gyumri where he interviews a member of the country's most well-known rock band. The post also includes an alternative video recipe for a little known local dish.

Iran: Stand by me

Ianyan reports on the recording of a song sung in English and Farsi to show solidarity with the Iranian people. The blog notes that joining Jon Bon Jovi for the song is Iranian-Armenian pop star Andy Madadian. Unzipped also covers the release of the song.

Bahrain: The Michael Jackson Phenomenon

In Bahrain, Ashish Gorde comments: “I really don't know Michael Jackson and, for that matter, neither does any of the scribes who have written loud commentaries on his life, his career, his legacy. What I know of him is what the media presented to the world. And now it is...