music

Trials of refugee camp life inspire South Sudan singers

The challenges of day-to-day life in a refugee camp have inspired two young singers in South Sudan to write a song about their experiences.

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Jazz Day celebrations showcase Cuba's rich musical heritage

An all-star concert in the Cuban capital, Havana,  is the centerpiece of this year's celebrations for International Jazz Day on Sunday, 30 April.

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On International Day, UNESCO spotlights power of jazz to promote dialogue among cultures

Marking International Jazz Day, the United Nations cultural agency today stressed the power of jazz to unite people and its contribution to peace.

#RememberSlavery: African rhythms permeate Cuban music

More than 15 million African men, women and children were brought to the New World due to the transatlantic slave trade, which the UN has described as one of the darkest chapters in human history.

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Musicians’ stories shine a unique light on Mali conflict

Making a documentary about the conflict in Mali was inherently risky, but those risks “were nothing” compared to those facing the people of Mali since 2012, a filmmaker has said.

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