Featuring artists from all over the world, from South Korea to Norway via Turkey or Senegal, the Budapest Ritmo festival was a celebration of world music.
Artists and musicians from around the world have been descending on Azerbaijan for the eighth Gabala International Music Festival.
Karachi is suffering a wave of killings of secular and anti-Taliban figures, but the murder of beloved singer Ajmad Sabri could mark a turning point if public opinion cries out for justice.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has been remembering its favourite son, Papa Wemba, who has been buried in Kinshasa. A private ceremony was held for
South African musician Petite Noir is currently touring Europe with his debut album ‘La Vie Est Belle / Life is Beautiful’. Born in Belgium to a
Every other year, traditional oriental rhythms fill the ancient city of Samarkand, in Uzbekistan. On Registan Square, in the heart of the ancient
Thirty years on from releasing their Rumba Flamenca style, the Gipsy Kings are still keeping crowds on their feet with a world tour taking in
The unique world of Balkan Trafik! has once again brought the best of the Balkans to the heart of Europe, through a programme of music, dance
In Portugal, young people are renewing the concept of Fado houses, reinventing traditional cuisine, mixing contemporary and traditional architecture.
The fourth edition of the International World of Mugham Festival has come to a close in Baku. One of Azerbaijan’s many forms of folk music, Mugham
Some 20 years after his death, famous Brazilian composer "Tom" Jobim has his very own statue overlooking the Rio beach he immortalized in his
They call him “the Elvis of Afghanistan”. Singer-songwriter Farhad Darya is also an award-winning UN ambassador and peace activist. The
More than 3,000 people climbed Switzerland’s Mount Tracouet for the world’s largest alp-horn festival. The traditional instrument, orignally used by
The Gabala Music Festival in Azerbaijan has attracted 200 musicians to the country’s oldest city, situated around 200 kms northwest of the capital
The city of Cannes on the French Riviera has been playing host to a special kind of guest – the republic of Azerbaijan, sometimes referred to as the
In Madrid, hundreds of fans of Spanish flamenco guitar legend Paco de Lucia came to pay their final respects on Friday. The 66 year old died on
Millions of beer drinkers from around the world will come to the Bavarian capital over the next two weeks for the 180th Oktoberfest.
Three hundred dancers organised a flashmob to celebrate their county’s folk dance tradition. The dancers were dressed in red, yellow and blue
Mentoring is a teaching tool widely used in schools and universities. An increasing number of businesses are also relying on mentorship as a way to
Balkan Trafik continues for seventh year its trip to the capital of Europe bringing together traditional with modern sound with a perfume of the
The celebrated musician who introduced traditional Indian music to Western audiences, Ravi Shankar, has died at home in California aged 92 after a
The celebrated musician who introduced Indian music to much of the Western world, Ravi Shankar has died at his home in California at the age of 92.
Iranian musician Mohsen Namjoo is currently touring Europe with his own style of music which has not always gone down well with the authorities in
A musical education does not just produce musicians. Researchers say it also boosts young people’s self-esteem. The film “Buena Vista Social Club”
In a single decade, Mariza has sold a million records and played over a thousand concerts worldwide. After a break to become a mother, the Portuguese
It is one of the greatest accolades for any musician to play in one of the world’s most famous venues: the Royal Albert Hall in London. Now it has
Renowned Turkish folk singer Neşet Ertaş has died, aged 74. Known as a “halk ozanı,” which literally means “folk poet”, he was a master of the