Environment

An unprecedented Uzbek techno festival on the Aral Sea

A Soviet-era story explains how the Aral Sea became a ship graveyard. Young Uzbeks are now trying to revive the water.

Deserted Aral Sea hosts electro gig with environmental twist

Middle East

Lana Del Rey postpones Israel concert following backlash

Singer was due to appear at a festival in northern Israel but pulled out of the show following pressure from activists.

Lana Del Rey postpones Israel concert following backlash

Israel

Lana Del Rey ignores BDS call with 'loving energy'

In tweet responding to fan, singer said she wanted to 'shift the energetic vibration of a location for the higher good'.

Lana Del Rey slammed for ignoring BDS calls to not play in Israel

Senegal

Africa artists make music 'against all odds' in Senegal

As some look West, others choose to remain on the continent despite financial uncertainty to create music with meaning.

A new generation of African artists making music in Senegal

Shorts

'Cuba is its music - and music is Cuba'

'Cuba is its music and music is Cuba.'

Cuba's reggaeton craze

Opinion

How Fela Kuti came to be celebrated by those he sang against

The Nigerian icon was harassed, censored and imprisoned for singing truth to power. Today power celebrates him.

Demola Olarewaju

by Demola Olarewaju

Demola Olarewaju

REWIND

Silver Fez: Singing the Cape Malay Way

Cape Town's urban outsiders put on sharp suits and melodic voices to battle it out for the Silver Fez choir trophy.

Voices

The Azeri master of Mugham: From war to the Royal Albert Hall

After being spotted while working as a porter having been shot in war, Gochag Askarov became a celebrated folk singer.

The Azeri master of Mugham: From war to the Royal Albert Hall

Witness

A Tale of Singers and Murderers

Meet the prisoners competing to participate in Russia's prison song contest and the woman inspiring them to sing.

Music

ABBA reunite to record new music for the first time since 1982

ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, broke up in 1982 and have reunited to release two new songs this year.

Music

Swedish superstar DJ Avicii dies in Oman aged 28

Tributes pour in as award-winning artist and producer is found dead in Muscat, Oman.

Swedish star DJ Avicii dead at 28

Al Jazeera Selects

Express Yourself: Changing Perceptions Through Art

A South African singer, an Indonesian photographer and a Somali filmmaker use their talents to challenge the status quo.

Music

'El Maestro' Jose Antonio Abreu dies

'Thanks to Maestro Jose Antonio Abreu for his beautiful legacy for the boys, girls and young people of Venezuela.'

'El Maestro' Jose Antonio Abreu dies

Palestine

Palestinian singer Rim Banna dies at 51

Prominent singer, songwriter and composer dies in her hometown Nazareth, after suffering breast cancer for nine years.

Palestinian singer Rim Banna dies at 51 after battle with cancer

Facebook

Facebook, WhatsApp and music videos 'come together'

Warner is the last major music label to sign an agreement with Facebook.

Facebook, WhatsApp and music videos 'come together'