Stories about Music from February, 2010
Uruguay: Internet Spreads Carnival Around the World
Thanks to the internet and social media, the Uruguayan Carnival can be enjoyed by nationals living abroad and tourists who once fell in love with the forty-day celebration.
Russia: Turgenev and the Viardots
St Petersblurb writes about the relationship of Ivan Turgenev, Pauline Viardot, and her husband.
Russia: “Most Influential Intellectual” Online Vote
At OpenDemocracy.net, Lyubov Borusyak writes that “a recent internet vote on the [Russia's] most influential intellectual saw instead postmodern ambiguity emerge victorious.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Cricketer's House Burgled
Cricket icon Brian Lara's house is burgled and tickets to the upcoming Beyoncé concert stolen, prompting Trinidad and Tobago girls, politics, sports, technology, carnival, and lifestyle to comment: “Brian Lara's company, Lay Management, was controversially awarded the contract to construct the massive stage for the concert, but the question on...
Dominica: On Censorship
Dominica Weekly puts forward its take on the issue of censorship, commenting: “Dominican authorities must pay close attention to other lyrics which glorify guns, drugs, violence or deviant behaviour. Calypso, as a art form [has] tremendous influence on the behaviour of youth…and governments have a responsibility to ensure that the...
Trinidad & Tobago: On Carnival
TriniGourmet.com “shine[s] a spotlight on Trinidad’s largest cultural festival, Carnival”, while gspottt publishes a list of Carnival safety tips.