Most Commented Stories Tagged: performing arts

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Kenge Kenge

The band Kenge Kenge from Kenya is old school in a modern city. They play traditional music from the Luo ethnic group. But they perform it ? and live ? in the hustle and bustle of Nairobi. Does that alienate younger music fans in the Kenyan capital?

Arts, Culture & Media

Fflur Dafydd

The Global Hit takes us to Wales this time. The songs of Fflur Dafydd are rooted in her native country but her music draws on blues, soul and pop influences from far beyond the Welsh border.

Global Politics

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Damascus, the capital of Syria where children had the opportunity this weekend to perform in a circus show sponsored by the UN and Danish government. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Lina Sinjab in Damascus.