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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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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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Two Dozen New Murals Change the Picture at Mexico City’s Massive Open-Air Wholesale Market

Region: Mexico

Topics: ArtsCulture

Massive public murals have a long and storied history as an art form in Mexico. With the Central de Abasto – the world’s largest open-air wholesale market – as its canvas, the cooperative We Do Things has brought more than two dozen murals to the walls of the market, despite the obstacles of an earthquake and a shortage of funds.

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Devastated by Earthquake, Haiti’s Theater Scene Rebuilds With New Purpose

Region: Haiti

Topics: Arts

Haiti’s 2010 earthquake forever altered the country, including the devastation of Haiti’s nascent theater scene. Eight years later, advocates are reviving the art and discovering the role of theater in rebuilding the nation.

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All-Female Rara Bands: Haitian Women Break Musical Barriers

Region: Haiti

Topics: ArtsCultureReligion

Blending music and Voodoo, rara bands have long been a fixture of Haiti's Carnaval. But now all-female troupes are bringing new looks and new sounds to the formerly male-only tradition.

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Uganda’s Environment Laws Are Slow, but Artist Is Quick to Recycle Plastic Waste

Region: Uganda

Topics: ArtsCulture

Bags. Bottles. Tires. A woman uses all these to make artworks and raise awareness of the threat of pollution in a country where recycling isn’t widespread.

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Art and Therapy: Kiki Suárez Treats Mexico’s Disabled Through Art

Region: Mexico

Topics: ArtsHealth

As retinitis pigmentosa slowly erodes her sight, German-born painter and psychotherapist Kiki Suárez has worked to bring the therapeutic benefits of art to disabled persons in Chiapas, Mexico. Now, their artwork pays for some of the care and treatment of the patients.

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Haitian Sketch Artist Works at His Home

Region: Haiti

Topics: Arts

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Calligraphy Demonstration at Mexican Event

Region: Mexico

Topics: Arts

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