· October, 2011

Stories about Music from October, 2011

Brazil: Open Letter Defends Women's Dignity

  7 October 2011

Maria da Penha Neles, a Brazilian feminist blog, published an open letter [pt] by the activist Reginna Sampaio (@brazilpalestine) to the “sertanejo” [country music] duo Bruno & Marrone that, in a show in San Francisco, USA, called Brazilian women as sluts. The video of the show was widely shared online....

Caribbean: Remembering the Genius of Steve Jobs

  6 October 2011

Steve Jobs' death has left a gaping hole in the world of technology. Caribbean bloggers took the opportunity to say “thank you” and talk about the role that Jobs - and the company he helped revolutionize - played in their lives.

Nicaragua: Sony Music Tells Ortega to Stop Using Song in Campaign Ad

  6 October 2011

President Daniel Ortega's campaign jingle is causing controversy abroad, as Erwin C. reports: “The use of ‘Stand by Me’ […] did not sit well with Sony Music, which reportedly sent a cease and desist letter to the head of Ortega’s party in the legislature. […] The statement also claimed that...

Cuba, Jamaica: “Them is Russians Too”

  5 October 2011

“The totalitarian regime in Cuba seeks to rewrite its past to give the appearance of being relevant and ‘with it'”: Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter uses an upcoming homage concert to Bob Marley to prove his point, saying: “The best way Cubans can honor Bob Marley is to get...

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