Al Jazeera World

Rajasthan's Snake Dancers

In India, the Kalbelia tribe has traded snake charming for song and dance in a bid to survive a rapidly changing world.

Arts & Culture

Johnny Clegg, South Africa's 'White Zulu', dies at 66

Clegg was one of the few white artists to openly confront South Africa's apartheid government in the 1970s and 1980s.

Johnny Clegg, South Africa's 'White Zulu', dies at 66

Saudi Arabia

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi concert over rights concerns

Rapper says she is cancelling her set to show support for women's and LGBTQ rights and freedom of speech.

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi concert over rights concerns

Saudi Arabia

Rapper Nicki Minaj to perform in Saudi Arabia

Saudi government accused of hypocrisy after announcement by organisers of the Jeddah Season cultural festival.

Rapper Nicki Minaj to perform in Saudi Arabia this month

Arts & Culture

BET Awards 2019: A list of winners and key moments

The night in Los Angeles belonged to icons in the black community, including the late rapper Nipsey Hussle.

BET Awards 2019: A list of winners and key moments

Al Jazeera World

Istanbul: Songs of the City

Exploring the societal and political changes that shaped modern Turkey through Istanbul's diverse music and culture.

Music

'Scream for human rights': Punks, monks and politics in Myanmar

Kyaw Kyaw and the Rebel Riot Band use music to stand up against oppression and anti-Muslim hate speech in Myanmar.

'Scream for human rights': Punks, monks and politics in Myanmar

The Listening Post

Beats, rhymes and elections: Rap and politics in Senegal

How hip-hop has become the language of politics for Senegal's youth.

Middle East

'No to war': Middle East musicians collaborate on a 'peace album'

Iranian musician Mehdi Rajabian brings together artists from the region to promote 'resilience, hope and empathy'.

'No to war': Middle East musicians collaborate on a 'peace album'

Women's Rights

All-women Argentina tango festival calls for end to machismo

A male-dominated art, saturated with anti-women lyrics, is being reinvented by women in Buenos Aires.

All-women Argentina tango festival calls for end to machismo

Arts & Culture

Antuanetta Mishchenko: Ukraine's protest pianist remembers Maidan

The pianist shares her story of playing throughout the winter days and nights of Euromaidan protests.

Antuanetta Mishchenko: Ukraine's protest pianist remembers Maidan

Zimbabwe

Tributes pour in for Zimbabwean Afro-jazz legend Oliver Mtukudzi

One of Africa's most renowned musicians, Mtukudzi's lyrics often carried social messages about HIV/AIDS and politics.

Nigeria

The Nigerian hip-hop star revolting through music

Lawyer-turned-musician criticises politicians, police brutality and social injustice in his country through songs.

Falz: The Nigerian rapper rebelling through music

Middle East

Mauritania's musical tradition kept alive by the internet

Musicians of local instrument, the ardine, rely on the internet to spread their cultural music.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

On the streets of DR Congo's Goma, rap gives youth a voice

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, street rappers fight President Joseph Kabila's government with music.

On the streets of DR Congo's Goma, rap gives youth a voice