Arts & Culture

Uncovering Somalia's forgotten music of the 1970s

A trove of recordings that survived 'Africa's Dresden' is a window into how music once flourished under a dictatorship.

Uncovering Somalia's forgotten music of the 1970s

Opinion

Radiohead in Israel: A fig leaf for apartheid

British rock band's decision to play in Tel Aviv has inadvertently demonstrated just why the BDS movement makes sense.

Hilary Aked

by Hilary Aked

Hilary Aked

Witness

India's Reggae Resistance: Defending Dissent Under Modi

An Indian reggae musician builds a Jamaican-style sound system to energise a wave of protests defending free speech.

Arts & Culture

Second Palestinian wins popular Arab Idol contest

Yacoub Shaheen, 23, follows in the footsteps of Mohammed Assaf who won the televised singing competition four years ago.

Tunisia

Break-dancing for social justice in Tunisia

The Mafia Wallitili Festival offered a platform to showcase the frustrations of the country's disillusioned youth.

Break-dancing for social justice in Tunisia

Reporter's Notebook

Bringing the funk to an occupied dancefloor in Palestine

Despite the challenges of Israeli occupation, a small yet determined Drum and Bass scene draws the crowds in the West Bank.

Bringing the funk to an occupied dancefloor in Palestine

Europe

Pop star George Michael dies at 53 of 'heart failure'

Michael's manager says the singer's death in Oxfordshire, England on Sunday was caused by heart failure.

Audio

Remembering the troubadour of the Libyan revolution

Matthew Millan talks about his documentary which follows defiant musicians who emerged during the Libyan uprising.

Remembering the troubadour of the Libyan revolution

Opinion

The times of Bob Dylan: They are a-changin'

When they gave the Nobel Peace Prize to Obama it was a time of hope in America. This is a time of despair.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Arts & Culture

Bob Dylan wins 2016 Nobel Literature Prize

US musician wins prestigious award for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

Nobel Literature Prize 2016: Bob Dylan named winner

Music

Orchestra shares refugees' stories through music

Newly created Refugee Orchestra Project seeks to highlight the role refugees play in American culture and society.

Pakistan

Pakistan Sufi singer Amjad Sabri gunned down in Karachi

One of Pakistan's most renowned qawwali performers is shot dead by gunmen in the southern port city of Karachi.

Pakistan Sufi singer Amjad Sabri gunned down in Karachi

Turkey

Turkish police break up rally against Radiohead attack

Tear gas used to disperse protest against attack in which fans of UK band were beaten for drinking beer during Ramadan.

Turkish Radiohead fans attacked for 'consuming alcohol'

Middle East

Iranian female duo gives a voice to ethnic minorities

Naqsh Duo is a musical project that aims to bring Iran's forgotten ethnic musical voices into the international scene.

Iranian female duo gives a voice to ethnic minorities

War & Conflict

Music returns to Pakistan's Peshawar

In bid to revive cultural heritage, officials announce support fund for local talent persecuted by Taliban.