Castro's dream for Cuba's artists
Is the US military reliant on indentured workers?
Traditional Levantine sounds fused with music from a new generation inspired by rock and hip-hop.
27 Aug 2011 10:18 GMT | Arts & Culture, Armenia, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco
"Maritime art is our culture, we must protect it, continue practicing it and pass it on to the coming generations."
24 Aug 2011 10:54 GMT | Arts & Culture, Kuwait
"The oud is my soul, I can't explain it. There is a very close relationship between me and the oud."
24 Aug 2011 10:51 GMT | Arts & Culture, US & Canada, Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq
"We came up with a lovely mixture of our personalities."
Next Music Station | 24 Aug 2011 10:31 GMT | Arts & Culture, Bahrain, Kuwait
"When our people used to go to the military, they used to sing Hujeini style as they rode their camels."
Next Music Station | 24 Aug 2011 10:20 GMT | Human Rights, Arts & Culture
"In the Gulf, our problem is that we are restricted with the traditions of a very conservative society."
Next Music Station | 24 Aug 2011 10:03 GMT | Human Rights, Arts & Culture, Kuwait
"Bahrain is an open country and full of various styles of music taken from heritage and developed by many artists."
Next Music Station | 24 Aug 2011 09:58 GMT | Business & Economy, Arts & Culture, Bahrain
"I like Jazz music, I like classic and Nahma. That is where I find my soul."
Next Music Station | 23 Aug 2011 14:31 GMT | Arts & Culture, Bahrain
"The oud is the 'weapon' through which we can show our capabilities as Arab musicians in the West."
Next Music Station | 23 Aug 2011 14:29 GMT | Arts & Culture, Kuwait
Music inspired by the motion of the sea - from fishermen's melodies to Bedouin desert songs.
Next Music Station | 23 Aug 2011 14:08 GMT | Arts & Culture, Bahrain, Kuwait, Morocco
We meet the 'godfathers' of Moroccan music in the coastal city of Casablanca.
Next Music Station | 21 Aug 2011 11:43 GMT | Arts & Culture, Lebanon, Morocco
People & Power investigates how a match-fixer and his syndicate corrupted global football.
Sport, Football, Corruption
How Japan is using high tech factories to grow vegetables indoors.
Environment, Science & Technology, Food
A look at the country's changing media landscape and what it means for journalism in Cuba.
Media, Cuba, Fidel Castro
Can Kazakhstan become a world power and tourism hotspot despite its poor human rights record and steep prices?
Human Rights, Kazakhstan, Asia