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Sharing Secrets: Nepalese Statue-Making Caste Trains Newcomers in Traditional Art

Region: Nepal

Topics: ArtsJobs

For centuries, Buddhists belonging to Nepal’s Newar caste have been making and selling metal statues and figurines of their sacred deities. But more members of the caste are choosing other careers, and with demand for the sacred sculptures growing, Newar members are revealing the secrets of their art to Nepalese from other castes.

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Community Radio Station Thrives by Celebrating Native American Culture

Region: Tribal Nations

Topics: Arts

KSUT Public Radio is one of the first public radio stations to offer comprehensive Native American programming in the U.S. Forty years later, it continues to grow and flourish, with additional staff, programming and an anticipated new space.

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Urban Art Promotes Peace and Creativity in Mexico City Neighborhoods

Region: Mexico

Topics: ArtsCulture

Public art, like graffiti, used to carry a stigma in Mexico City. But now, it’s increasingly being used to promote identity, peace and creativity in this capital city’s neighborhoods.

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Paying Homage from Afar – Female Kashmiri Artists Take Their Talents Elsewhere

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: ArtsHuman MigrationHuman Rights

Indian-administered Kashmir has a long history of producing talented female vocal artists. But societal expectations have left many feeling barred from achieving their full potential if they stay there.

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Art for Resistance: Kashmiri Artists Channel Experiences of Conflict in Their Work

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: ArtsConflict

For Kashmiri artists based in India’s capital, years of conflict in their home region of Indian-administered Kashmir have provided inspiration and a sense of urgency for their art. But the tense environment they currently find themselves in makes it hard to display their work freely.

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Zimbabwean Musician’s Spin on Traditional Instrument ‘Carries His Gift to Others’

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: ArtsCulture

The instrument known as the mbira has long been a part of Zimbabwean musical tradition. One local man’s passion and unique way of crafting it has gained him fans across the world.

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Zimbabwe’s Film Industry Hit Hard by Economic Troubles

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: ArtsEconomy

In the years following independence, Zimbabwe’s film industry was thriving. Now, reduced investment and the recent economic crisis are taking a toll. Even actors with the distinction of being household names are feeling the effects.

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With Glitz and Glamour, Televised Singing Contest Spotlights Haiti’s Young Talent

Region: Haiti

Topics: ArtsCulture

Many Haitian children miss out on school and face serious health risks due to their country’s high poverty rate. A popular singing competition gives them a way to dream about success.

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Amid Historically Low Record Sales, Zimbabwe Labels Turn to Piracy to Promote Artists

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: ArtsBusiness

Music piracy has led to declining record sales worldwide. So why are record labels in Zimbabwe encouraging it?

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Ready to Challenge the President, Ugandan Entertainers Enter the Political Arena

Region: Uganda

Topics: ArtsPolitics

President Yoweri Museveni has been in power since 1986. Despite his advancing age, his supporters are changing laws to let him run for office again. Meanwhile, his record of human rights abuses is piling up. Now, a new group of citizens is taking the lead in opposing his rule: musicians and entertainers.

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