Most Commented Stories Tagged: performing arts

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The World's Marco Werman reports on how some Bedouin musicians found some military debris in the desert from the 1967 Six Day War, and transformed the trash into percussion instruments for their band, the Bedouin Jerry Can Band.

Conflict & Justice

Ethnic jokes a hit

Anita Elash reports on Russell Peters, the Indian-born Canadian stand-up comic just named one of the ten highest-earning comedians in the world. His humor is not politically correct, often making fun of various ethnic groups.

Arts, Culture & Media

Si Para Usted

Psychedelic mambo from Cuba is featured in our Global Hit today. Anchor Marco Werman tells us about the second volume of music to be released by the band Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna.

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Hafez Nazeri

We're going to hear about a brand new musical instrument. It's called the 'Hafez.' It was created by Iranian musician Hafez Nazeri. He says it's in the setar family. Hafez Nazeri says it was time to update it.

Global Politics

Global Hit

Correspondent Betto Arcos tells us about Carlos Varela, a Cuban musician who is lobbying Congress to change the US travel ban to allow Cuban and American artists to travel freely to each other's countries.