One of Iran’s most revered classical singers, Parissa, recently performed at London’s Barbican, which was celebrating the anniversary of the birth of iconic Persian poet…
Mett Iranian folk music master Sima Bina, who has devoted her life to keeping alive melodies from every corner of Iran and beyond.
Jan Malisz set up Kapela Maliszów with his two children, playing traditional songs from southern Poland, they are riding the wave of a folk music renaissance.
Every summer the Globaltica Festival invites its audience to savour the cultural diversity of the world through music.
Founded in 2009, Tallinn Music Week has grown into one of northern Europe's biggest indoor festivals.
Syria was at the heart of a recent series of concerts at the Opera in the French city of Lyon under the theme The Syria I love. Among the artists
Dos Medinas Blancas is the combination of two extraordinary voices. Carmen París is best known for her interpretation of traditional Flamenco-style
The launch of her first album in seven years went relatively unnoticed as it coincided with Adele’s latest release, but the queen of Celtic music is
‘Double Down’ is Darwin Deez’ third album and a return to the style which earned the New York indie band a steady following back in 2010. Released
The Moroccan city of Rabat has been echoing to the cadences of music from Africa and the Middle East. It was playing host to the second edition of
It was Simon and Garfunkle with tones that seemed to tiptoe over the words who made the song “El Condor Pasa” famous. Now another version has been
Mariachi musicians from around the world gathered in the Mexican city of Guadalajara for the International Mariachi and Horsemanship Conference
The Nebuta festival, one of Japan’s largest summer events, has started in the northern city of Aomori. It take place from August 2-7. Historians
Switzerland’s Paléo Festival has just celebrated its 40th edition. The week-long event, held near the city of Nyon, began as a folk festival in 1976
After a fabulous past 20 years, World Music Expo celebrates its 21st birthday this October in Budapest. This will mark the first time an Eastern
US saxophonist Kenny Garrett , considered to be one of the best jazz musicians of his generation, played at the Gnaoua Festival in Essouira,Morocco
Italian musician and songwriter Antonio Castrignano has been making people dance from southern Italy to France in a series of performances that marry
The Eurovision Song contest is up and running in Vienna with the first semi-final. The qualified countries from the first semi-final of 2015 are
Euronews arts correspondent Wolfgang Spindler takes us to Morocco to a special place and a special festival Welcome to Essaouira, where the
Folk trio Nickel Creek are back after a seven year hiatus with a new offering called ‘A Dotted Line’. Fiddler Sara Watkins, her brother Sean
Thousands of visitors flocked to the Moroccan seaside resort of Agadir for the 11th edition of the Timitar Festival, which celebrates the Amazigh
Latvia has chosen its Eurovision entry for this year, a band called ‘Arzemnieki’. Their song is called ‘Cake to Bake’ and the leader of the band
The body of influential Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucia has been buried in his hometown of Algeciras in Spain’s deep south. Hundreds of people
She is one of the new voices of Fado, Portugal’s traditional folk music. Portuguese singer Cristina Branco has released her latest album
Folk music pioneer Pete Seeger has died aged 94, his family has confirmed. The artist, who was known for his protest songs and enjoyed a career
Sixty five and still going strong after four decades as a top draw in show business, Kenny Loggins is now one of the Blue Sky Riders, whose new
The sunburst Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival is coming up for auction at Christie’s in New York where it
US folk musician Richie Havens has died at the age of 72. Celebrated for having opened the historic 1969 Woodstock music festival, his improvised
The American folk singer and anti-war activist Joan Baez has returned to a bunker in Vietnam where she spent nine days sheltering from ferocious