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Music and Freedom

Music and Freedom

At the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Bochabela String Orchestra performed "Long Way to Freedom", a programme which paid hommage to Nelson Mandela. The orchestra's musicians hail from South Africa's townships. Arts.21 went to go see them.
10mins
Deutsche Welle
It's not all bad news!

It's not all bad news!

According to a group of young Oxford University researchers, it's your own fault if you think life is getting worse. In terms of poverty, life expectancy and infant mortality, global statistics show positive improvement.
6mins
Deutsche Welle
Massai women work as rangers in Kenya

Massai women work as rangers in Kenya

Traditionally, the Maasai people's women don't hold jobs - least of all as wildlife conservationists. But now several Maasai women are being trained as park rangers in Amboseli National Park.
7mins
Deutsche Welle
A living room in Iceland

A living room in Iceland

Soffia Theodorsdottir lives in a typical Icelandic home in the south of the country. She campaigns against water in plastic bottles, and in her spare time she likes to play on her old Bluthner piano.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
Morocco: Recognizing the importance of insects

Morocco: Recognizing the importance of insects

Scientists and farmers in northern Morocco are measuring the number of remaining insects. Populations of butterflies, wild bees and flies have fallen, which could have a dramatic impact on food production.
8mins
Deutsche Welle
Iraq: Saving the Persian leopard

Iraq: Saving the Persian leopard

Kurdish biologist Hana Raza was worried the Persian leopard hadn't survived the wars in Northern Iraq. But her fears were put to rest when the animal was spotted in the mountains in 2011. Since then she's been campaigning for a reserve for them.
7mins
Deutsche Welle
Khalil Gibran musical The Broken Wings makes regional debut at Lebanon's Beiteddine Art Festival

Khalil Gibran musical The Broken Wings makes regional debut at Lebanon's Beiteddine Art Festival

Lebanon’s iconic 19th century palace of Beiteddine, was the setting for the regional debut of The Broken Wings musical at the annual Beiteddine Art Festival.
12mins
Euronews
How is the Beitedinne Art Festival bringing tradition and youth culture together?

How is the Beitedinne Art Festival bringing tradition and youth culture together?

The Beiteddine Art Festival is one of the most prestigious annual music festivals in the Middle East.
3mins
Euronews
Jordanian community rallies to support local theatre to promote the arts in Amman

Jordanian community rallies to support local theatre to promote the arts in Amman

A passion for the performing arts, and a desire to bolster his country’s cultural scene, saw Dr. Abdelsalam Qubailat set up the Al Shams Theatre in Amman three years ago.
2mins
Euronews
Pune tries to tame its traffic

Pune tries to tame its traffic

The Indian city is growing fast but public transportation isn't keeping pace. Congestion and pollution are problems. A green transport policy is in the works to make the city cleaner and more liveable.
5mins
Deutsche Welle
Here’s what is pushing the right buttons with MENA gaming developers

Here’s what is pushing the right buttons with MENA gaming developers

The Middle East and North Africa gaming market is one of the least developed worldwide, but that’s changing fast as promoters and developers are taking it to the next level.
4mins
Euronews
Co-founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell launches new game

Co-founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell launches new game

Being the co-founder of Atari, and the inventor of the smash-hit 1970’s arcade game Pong, earned Nolan Bushnell the nickname of, “the father of video-gaming”.
12mins
Euronews