Topic: Musical Worlds

Saudi rapper Qusai (photo: Qusai/Universal Legends)

Saudi Arabia′s hip-hop scene

Rapping the Kingdom

The band Bukahara (photo: Sophia Zoe)


Global buskers

Tuaregs on camels at sunset (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Album review: "Alone" by Terakaft

The lions of Tamasheq music

Musicians performing at the 10th "Tamburi Mundi" music festival (photo: Ellen Schmauss)

"Tamburi Mundi" music festival

Summit of friendship

Demetrios Karamintzas (photo: Demetrios Karamintzas)

Interview with oboist Demetrios Karamintzas

"These children deserve the same opportunities as children anywhere else"

Ho, Titi and Boni, the three protagonists in the documentary "Jalanan" (source:

The Indonesian documentary "Jalanan"

Love, humour, satire, song and struggle in Jakarta

The Kominas (photo: Eddie Austin/

The Kominas

More than just a Muslim punk band

Tiken Jah Fakoly (photo: Y. Lenquette)

The "Musiques Sacrees du Monde" festival

Fez: an African reflection

The Mekaal Hasan Band (source: Facebook page of the Mekaal Hasan Band)

New music from Pakistan

A captivating mix of sounds

Mahsa Vahdat (photo: private)

The Iranian singer Mahsa Vahdat

"Every place can be my stage"

Sara Najafi and Parvin Namazi (both left) in a still from the film "No Land's Song"

Film review: "No Land's Song"


One woman's quest to make Iranian women's voices heard

Festival-goers enjoying the music at "Les Dunes Electroniques" (photo: Jannis Hagmann)

Electro Festival "Les Dunes Electroniques" in Tunisia

Beats and bass in the desert

BKO Quintet (source: Buda Musique)

Album review: "Bamako Today" by the BKO Quintet

A fascinating mix of the old and the new

Trio Chemirani (photo: Harmonia Mundi)

Album review: "Dawar" by Trio Chemirani

A brilliant kaleidoscope of textures

Tania Saleh (source:

The Lebanese singer Tania Saleh

Beirut's window on Rio