Stories about Arts & Culture from October, 2021
Over the past 40 years, El Salvador has endured endless cycles of violence that cost the lives of tens of thousands of Salvadorans.
Paulina Chiziane, 66, was born in Manjacaze, Mozambique and studied Linguistics in Maputo. In 33 years, this is the third time that the prize has been awarded to a Mozambican author.
Drawings sent to friends and family by Belarusian political prisoners, detained in a crackdown after the 2020 elections, provide an insight into their lives.
The festival will facilitate conversation and action among a diverse mix of creatives, innovators, activists and campaigners working on Sustainable Development Goals across Africa.
A parliament member in Kazakhstan said that real life in the country is comparable to the extreme poverty and struggle to survive portrayed in Netflix's Squid Game.
Few of the tourists flocking to Bangladesh's Kaptai Lake know the dark history behind the site's creation. With a stunning visual story, artist Tufan Chakma sets out to change that.
Peter Telfer, the Trinidadian percussionist who made African drumming a church staple, goes to his Creator
"I remember the first time I heard ‘O Creator’. It woke me up because [...] it was our rhythm, it was our chant, it resonated with us, a Caribbean people."
Chinese movie ‘The Battle of Lake Changjin’ turns the painful history of the Korean War into a glorious victory
The official message of the film is that China gained a decisive victory in the battle of Chosin Reservoir and young people should learn from the fearless, "hot-blooded" soldiers.
"There were free testing stations, temperature checks. They followed strict protocols [...] My friends who participated are all fully vaccinated. Hoping that it wasn’t a super spreader."
The duets have also introduced younger fans to an older generation of musicians, including Giddes Chalamanda, the oldest living legend in Malawian music today.
Sung in a mix of Kazakh and Russian, played with traditional nomadic and new musical instruments, contemporary alternative music from Kazakhstan offers an eclectic and rich environment.
"Cuba understood that it had the right to have rights."
Peruvian kpoppers were responsible for up to 15 K-pop trending topics on Twitter in 30 days.