Matthew Brunwasser

Arts, Culture & Media

Dolapdere Big Gang

Cover bands aren't usually musical innovators. But Dolapdere Big Gang of Turkey might be the exception. This eight-piece band of young Roma musicians, plays Western pop hits in a traditional Turkish style. Matthew Brunwasser has the Global Hit.

Global Politics

Turkey's role in Libya

Turkey had intended to oppose the intervention in Libya, despite the country's membership in NATO. But then Ankara changed its mind and was on board, when the alliance agreed to take over the military effort. Matthew Brunwasser reports from Istanbul.

Global Politics

Rambo Amadeus

You might think authoritarian political regimes aren't very good for art. But Serbian rock star Rambo Amadeus says tyranny gives art purpose and energy. Now he says cultural life in Serbia has run out of steam. Matthew Brunwasser has today's global hit.

Arts, Culture & Media

Vampire rock

In 1979 Peter Murphy sang about the death of a vampire and gave birth to gothic rock. Now Murphy portrays a vampire in the latest �Twilight' film. For today's Global Hit, Matthew Brunwasser profiles the front man of the seminal gothic rock band Bauhaus.

Arts, Culture & Media

Dolapdere Big Gang

Cover bands aren't usually musical innovators. But Dolapdere Big Gang of Turkey might be the exception. This eight-piece band of young Roma musicians, plays Western pop hits in a traditional Turkish style. Matthew Brunwasser has the Global Hit.