Stories about Music from November, 2010
An introduction to Malawian urban music: “In Malawi, urban music is said to have started when a group called Real Elements consisting of Louis ‘Marvel’ Chikuni, Kimba ‘Plan B’ Anderson-Mutaba, Jerome ‘Stix’ Kalinani, and Quabaniso ‘Q’ Malewezi hit the industry with their brand of music.”
Leigh Turner, the British Ambassador to Ukraine, draws attention to the work of Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov and the Crimean Tatar folk and jazz guitarist Enver Izmaylov.
Fighting against child soldiers in coThe Zoblazo and Voila string star is back with his latest album 1000% M20. Mamadou & Bineta, which is on the album, was offered to the United Nations Programme for Development (UNDP) actively campaigning for not using child soldiers in conflicts.
Scary Azeri [ENG], a blog popular for its acerbic humor and opinion, comments on what it sees as a flashmob epidemic among youth in Azerbaijan. While it appreciates flashmobs aimed at raising issues of importance such as the environment, it wonders whether those youth involved in such actions are simply...
“Tanzanian MC Sugu is now official Member of Parliament..first MC to enter the house in the whole entire world,” Zavara reports on Twitter.