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Stories about Music

20 March 2015

Pakistani Musicians Captivate Audiences at SXSW in Austin, Texas With Booming Hypnotic Beats

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The rockstars of the night were Pakhtun musical quartet Khumariyaan from Peshawar.

17 March 2015

7 Pakistani Performances You Don't Want to Miss at the SXSW Music Festival

When most music fans think trance or indie and progressive rock, they don't think of Pakistani bands. But that's exactly what audiences at the SXSW Pakistan Showcase will see.

8 March 2015

Finland's Eurovision Finalists Sing About Discrimination Against the Intellectually Disabled — From Experience

All of the members of Finnish punk rock band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät have intellectual disabilities. They recently won the competition to represent Finland in the Eurovision semifinals.

7 March 2015

If It's Not on YouTube, It Does Not Exist: A Look at Puerto Rican Music Videos in 2015

"If it is not on YouTube, it does not exist,” said one of the members of the Puerto Rican band Los Niños Estelares to the author years ago.

3 March 2015

John Legend Tells Bahrain's Peaceful Protesters: I Stand With You

"A just society is one built not on fear or repression or vengeance or exclusion, but one built on love." - John Legend.

25 February 2015

Trinidad & Tobago Has ‘Carnival Mentality'. Is That Necessarily a Bad Thing?

Carnival mentality refers to the carefree attitude on display at Trinidad and Tobago's biggest party. Some argue the term should represent industriousness -- Carnival takes a lot of work.

24 February 2015

The Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence in Reggaeton Lyrics: Phase 2

The campaign recently released new images, posted on its Facebook page, that—very graphically—showcase the violence described in the lyrics of several very popular songs that are often performed in public.

12 February 2015

Goofy ‘Go Shopping Every Day’ Video Makes Serious Social Commentary About Hong Kong

The video captures the public's resentment towards police's excessive use of force. Production team Mocking Jer believes humor can help people understand what's happening in Hong Kong.

6 February 2015

Malaysian Fan Girls Threatened With Jail Time Over Public Hugs From K-Pop Stars

One Malaysian TV channel posted a YouTube video of a fan meeting with band B1A4 under a title that accused the musicians of having "molested Muslim girls".

22 January 2015

A Musical Feast: Puerto Rico Indie's List of the Best 14 Albums of 2014

Although 2014 ended almost one month ago, it is never too late to enjoy the blog Puerto Rico Indie's service to curious ears.

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