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The best, voices, sounds and rhythms from the Asian region descended on Almaty for the two-day “Star of Asia” international festival.
Kicking off in the middle of these picturesque mountains in northern Azerbaijan, is this year’s Gabala International Music Festival.
Every year over the course of three days the heart of Essaouira in Western Morocco beats to the rhythm of the traditional Gnaoua music – a rich repertoire originating in West Africa that combines anci
Traditional Chinese rhythms filled the Organ hall in the Russian city of Sochi as the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra rehearsed.
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.
Democratic Republic Of Congo
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.
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
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Filmed by Dave in Vienna, Austria
A musical education does not just produce musicians. Researchers say it also boosts young people’s self-esteem. The film “Buena Vista Social Club”
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