Arts & Culture

K-pop star rocked by Taiwan flag row

Teenage singer Chou Tzuyu forced to apologise on air after posing with a Taiwanese flag and triggering a backlash.


M.I.A: Nothing negative about multiculturalism

The artist, musician and rapper comments on her latest song, Borders, and its accompanying video, an ode to refugees.

Arts & Culture

British music legend David Bowie dies, aged 69

Entertainer dies surrounded by his family following an 18-month battle with cancer.

Pop Music

North Korean pop band abruptly cancels China concerts

Female band formed by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un scraps its first concert abroad and hurriedly returns home.

Latin America

Argentina's enduring love affair with the Beatles

Buenos Aires: where the most ardent collector of Beatles memorabilia can be found and where fans are holding a festival.

Arts & Culture

Calls to drop language quotas for French radio stations

Many say a 20-year-old law to stop an invasion of English-language songs no longer applies.

Human Rights

Hip-hop hijabis challenge stereotypes

It takes about three songs before the audience gets over the shock of hijabis running across the stage.

by Muneera Williams

Talk to Al Jazeera

Femi Kuti: 'Africa needs to love Africa'

The Nigerian musician - son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti - on what inspires and frustrates him about his country today.


Iran 'Happy' dancers get suspended sentences

Seven Iranians who appeared in a video singing along to US pop song handed prison terms and lashes, both suspended.