· October, 2010

Stories about Music from October, 2010

Jamaica: The Force of Film

  11 October 2010

Annie Paul reviews Better Mus’ Come, which she says “signals the end of a long drought in Jamaican film-making and shatters the formula the few movies that have been made here have followed.”

Bermuda: Calling Calypsonians

  8 October 2010

“It's a shame that folk music and calypso in Bermuda is a virtually dead art”: BeachLime.com thinks that the country needs calypsonians.

Nigeria: Fela's music is the weapon Nigeria needs

  7 October 2010

Remembering Fela Kuti and the relevance of his music in Nigeria: “Whenever there is a crisis or any news of injustice in Nigeria my mind goes to Fela and I wish he was still here to articulate events through his music. His music and his words reached all sections of...

Jamaica: Bail for Buju?

  7 October 2010

As the judge presiding over the Buju Banton drug trial considers whether the singer should be granted bail, Girl With a Purpose says: “Many Jamaicans and those who love Jamaica and Reggae music are still holding our breaths…”

Burkina Faso: Folk Singer Icon Mahama Konaté Is No More

  5 October 2010

Le Faso.net reports that the Mahama Konaté, icon of the Senoufo traditional music passed away today [fr]. Konaté was the founder of the band “Farafina” and insisted on making his own instruments, arguing that “music is just a way of giving back what nature has to offer”.

Nigeria: Reflections on 50 Years of Independence

  2 October 2010

The Golden Jubilee for Africa's most populous country is being celebrated throughout the nation and the global diaspora with speeches, concerts, parties and all manner of other events. But some say: is there even anything to celebrate? For many, the last fifty years seem an accelerated decent into chaos. Still, for most Nigerians, October 1st is a time for festivities.

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