Category Archives: Music

Eurovision 2012: Debating Rather than Singing in Azerbaijan

by Gabby LaVerghetta Eurovision is still more than a month away, but the international song contest is already receiving plenty of press — about the press.  The issue at hand is whether the contest should play a role in freedom … Continue reading

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A Brief Survey of Finnish Heavy Metal

by Rick Rockwell Certainly, let the snickers begin, given this byline over a posting that may seem designed to find the most obscure international communication niche and exploit it.  However, if one of our favorite blogs, Passport from Foreign Policy, … Continue reading

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The Media & South Korean Public Diplomacy

(Editor’s Note: Some students in the International Media program at American University are now researching their final capstone projects. These projects will take the form of either scholarly papers, or professional and creative projects. We are posting proposals and updates … Continue reading

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Music Appreciation: Leonard Cohen’s Old Ideas

by Echo Xie Earlier this year, the 77-year-old Canadian singer/songwriter legend Leonard Cohen released his 12th studio album, Old Ideas. It is also his first new recording in seven years, since Dear Heather in 2004. I’m aware that such anticipation … Continue reading

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Gamu Nhengu: Asylum-Seeking Television Contestant Wins Her Fight

by Jeff Hutter Gamu Nhengu is a 19-year-old Zimbabwean-born Scottish resident who captivated millions in the U.K. a year ago when she appeared on the British version of the television program, The X Factor. After just her first audition, Facebook … Continue reading

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