Kashmir

India's 'patriotism pop' songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir

Songs about buying land in Kashmir and marrying Kashmiri women garner millions of views in India after status revoked.

India's 'patriotism pop' songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir

Witness

Ghana Controversial: Music from the Ground Up

Young artists in Ghana shake things up as they question global powers and local values with their music.

Lebanon

'Similar to mafias': Lebanese singer Elissa says will quit music

Outspoken singer, who has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, is known for tackling taboo subjects in her music.

'Similar to mafias': Lebanese singer Elissa says will quit music

Europe

Edinburgh Festival: Performances with new technologies

Largest arts and culture festival hosts experimental international productions.

Arts & Culture

'In Palestine, art has become a privilege, not a right'

The Palestine Youth Orchestra is touring Europe, having conducted rehearsals via Skype because of travel restrictions.

Young Palestinian musicians challenge 'system of oppression'

Music

Freedom over exile: Kayem's boundary-crossing hip-hop

Libyan-US musician and campaigner joins The Stream for a special live performance and to talk about his commitment to the land of his father.

Freedom over exile: Kayem's boundary-crossing hip-hop

Counting the Cost

Too big to fail? The companies threatening South Africa's economy

Will South Africa manage to bail out some of its biggest state-owned companies without crippling the economy?

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.