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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.