Alex Gallafent

Global Politics

China's lost art

China will send a team of experts around the world to catalog cultural relics it claims were looted from Beijing's Old Summer Palace. The World's Alex Gallafent looks at an episode many Chinese regard as one of the most humiliating in their history.

Arts, Culture & Media

The Mandingo Ambassadors

During the early 60s, many West African governments ran music contests. Guinea's Mamady Kouyate, one of the big players of that era, can now be found playing in a small bar in Brooklyn. The World's Alex Gallafent saw the show.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The World's Alex Gallafent profiles Black Sea Hotel, a four member choir from Brooklyn, New York. It's members are American women. But they sing folk music from the Balkans.