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July 2016

Jul 15, 2016
Democratoz is an Algerian rai and reggae band based out of the city of Oran. Credit: Facebook/Photo courtesy of Democratoz This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the full interview ....
Jul 14, 2016
Democratoz is touring the U.S. as part of the State Department’s Center Stage program. Shows: Tuesday at Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. Show starts at 6 p.m. 202-467-4600. kennedy-center.org ....
Jul 14, 2016
Decades after his death, Bob Marley continues to influence the music of artists around the world. Algeria’s Democratoz started off performing covers of the reggae legend’s songs before recording...
Jul 13, 2016
"We want to show the Algerian youth that we all have a voice and that no one can take that away from us. It is not a weakness to express feelings, and even the deepest issues can be dealt with in a...
Jul 11, 2016
What defines Boston’s culture? There’s Marathon Monday and Head of the Charles; Harvard and MIT; the MFA and the Freedom Trail; Fenway Park and the Garden. Businessman-turned-philanthropist and...

June 2016

Jun 30, 2016
Tanzanian band Jagwa Music , who have long championed mchiriku music on the streets of Dar es Salaam, are set to tour the USA for the first time in September and October. The band will tour the US as...

April 2016

Apr 13, 2016
The Connectivity of Culture: Innovating in Cultural Diplomacy Evan Ryan April 13, 2016 Rich Cho, the general manager of the Charlotte Hornets basketball team, high-fives female basketball players in...

March 2016

Mar 21, 2016
Photo Credit: Chris Van Goethem By Jane E. Goodman When I got a call last spring from the Center Stage program, I never imagined that it would lead me to drop (well, postpone) everything I was working...

November 2015

Nov 19, 2015
“We would like to dedicate this performance to victims of terrorism everywhere, be they in Paris, Baghdad, Beirut – wherever.” Those were the first words from the vocalist for the band Red Blood Cat...
Nov 19, 2015
ISLAMABAD: There seems to be a conscious effort to push underground acts above the waters of obscurity. After an impressive Coke Studio debut that saw the band in the mainstream for the first time,...