Composers are keeping bow music alive through electronic music and other experiments.
Dhamaal music and dance reveals a rich and complex mixing of cultures that is shaped by history.
She paved the way for women to play the mbira – and then took the ancient tradition global.
The queen of Xhosa music has passed away. She reinvigorated ancient Xhosa cultural traditions through performance and teaching.
In a country where Christians are a minority, understanding how religious groups use traditional arts and music to convey their faith and identity is important to preserve their cultural legacy.
After years of marginalization, the bèlè dance has been embraced by a growing community who see it as a form of social and spiritual healing.
Lesotho’s famo music is known for the use of accordions - and gang violence. In Wayfarers’ Hymns, Zakes Mda explores this tradition.
Clay figurines of musicians, made in the 1930s, are being exhibited along with a new film of actual musicians playing the traditional instruments.
His single Yeke Yeke was the first African song to pass a million in sales, but it’s meaning was best understood in Guinea, home of the griot and kora star.
There is so much more to Iran than politics. Its traditional music carries messages of beauty, joy, sorrow and love to the world.