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November 2015

Nov 01, 2015
I attended Sauti Za Busara Festival in Zanzibar in February where I met Msafiri Zawose, a renown traditional Gogo musician. It was his voice and the traditional Gogo music tune that drew me towards...

August 2015

Aug 19, 2015
The article below is an English translation courtesy of Google Translate. The original is available here . A great experience that our artists will not soon forget. We bet the best for them while...
Aug 17, 2015
The article below is an English translation courtesy of Google Translate. The original is available here . "Center Stage" is a program of the US Department of State (Bureau of Educational and cultural...

July 2015

Jul 05, 2015
It’s been a long and formidable first six months of the year for music. Some mainstream artists returned to the music fold while their supremely talented indie counterparts continued with their own...

April 2015

Apr 04, 2015
April 4, 2015 — The New England Foundation for the Arts, a Boston nonprofit that provides resources to artists, the public, arts funders, and policymakers, announced that it recently received a $300...

March 2015

Mar 20, 2015
It's normal to run across SXSW showcases in Austin funded by foreign countries helping their local musicians attempt to break into the world's largest music market. It's unusual to find a showcase...
Mar 17, 2015
Something's brewing at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2015, one of the biggest music festivals in the world — something Pakistanis should look forward to. Poor Rich Boy, a Lahore-based indie band, is set...

November 2014

Nov 04, 2014
I never forgot the image of Moroccan runner Nawal El Moutawakel, who won a gold medal in the 400 meter hurdles during the1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. I remember my admiration as she ran in a...

October 2014

Oct 29, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Set aside the disturbing images of a divided, war-torn nation, forever haunted by history. Nguyen Tan Loc , founder of the modern dance company Arabesque , would like to take...
Oct 24, 2014
When it comes to universal story lines, the seed-to-harvest cycle is high on the list. Agrarian rhythms get choreographic expression in “The Mist,” a dance piece created and performed by Arabesque,...