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

Israel

Pink Floyd tribute band pulls out of Israel shows

Cover band cancels gigs in Tel Aviv, Haifa and Beersheba after Roger Waters urged them to pull out.

Pink Floyd tribute band pulls out of Israel shows

Arts & Culture

UNESCO adds reggae music to global cultural heritage list

The world body's cultural and scientific agency added the genre to its collection of 'intangible cultural heritage'.

UNESCO adds reggae music to global cultural heritage list

Vietnam

Vietnam's rap queen and traditional society's changing voice

Emerging star Suboi 'pushing the limits' as one of the few female rappers in socially conservative Vietnam.

Vietnam's rap queen and traditional society's changing voice

Opinion

Charles Aznavour to the East of his Eden

Charles Aznavour, the French Viguen Derderian or the Armenian Abdel Halim Hafez, died at age 94.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Sudan

A journey through Sudan's golden era of music

The 1970s and 1980s were thrumming as President Nimeiry coddled artists but times changed when his power was threatened.

'There was music on every corner of every street in Khartoum'

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