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4 Feb
One of the world's top violinists has spoken to FRANCE 24 about his passion for his art and for helping people less fortunate than himself. The Russian-born Austrian classical violinist Yury Revich was named Young Artist of the year back in 2015 and has now performed at all the great venues worldwide, from Carnegie Hall in New York to La Scala in Milan.
22 Dec
Unique looks are one particular trait that every artist puts effort into. These looks vary depending on the artist's personality, but all in all, the aim is to look good. Check out Nigerian celebrities who have had different hairstyles from how they were introduced to us.
11 Dec
Is the Spotify model a successful one? The streaming platform launched in 2008 is the leader in its field, on par with what radio and CDs used to represent in the sense that it's become the most convenient way for people to consume music and other audio content.
11 Dec
A Taiwanese rock band denies lip-synching at a concert in China, an offence that could see it pay a fine or even be banned in the country. We speak to Beijing-based journalist Fabian Kretschmer.
3 Oct
Behind every chart-topping hit and sold-out concert live stories of artists and labels locked in disputes that can be as dramatic as any chart-topping song. Recently, the unfortunate passing of Singer Mobhad has opened discussions about battles between labels and their artists. Here are a few Nigerian artists who have experienced clashes with their record labels.
30 Aug 2023
Is Burna Boy undervaluing Afrobeats? Tell us what you think in the comment section.
30 Jun 2023
Innovators and creators constantly use social media to leverage their craft, whether it is music, fashion, or even any industry today. On Guardian Talks, Jackline Acheampong, known professionally as Gyakie, aka Song Bird, a Ghanaian R&B and afro-fusion singer speaks about being an African creator.
5 May 2023
For more than 75 years, the "Maîtrise de Radio France" choir has been training schoolchildren to become classical singers. Andrélia is one of them. She has undergone demanding training, with music theory, piano and singing lessons. With the other choir members, the teenager is preparing a special concert alongside the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra. Based in Paris, the choir now has a branch in Bondy, in the north-eastern suburbs of the French capital.
4 May 2023
British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has threatened to quit music should he lose his ongoing copyright trial. The 32-year-old is being sued by the heirs of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote the 1973 hit 'Let’s Get It On' with Marvin Gaye. Sheeran is accused of copying the song’s harmonic progressions as well as both rhythmic and melodic elements.
21 Apr 2023
The Nigerian hip hop duo P-Square tell us how important it is to be vocal when it comes to politics in the country. The duo speak about how music plays a role in empowering the youth.
23 Mar 2023
The album "Silent Tears" features poems set to music by women who survived the Holocaust. It is the first Yiddish-language album that has topped the European World Music charts.
17 Mar 2023
As Iranians continue to brave a deadly crackdown to protest against their regime, Iranian exiles living abroad have joined the movement in any way they can. For French-Iranian opera singer and composer Ariana Vafadari, that’s meant rallying support through music.

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Parliament scrapped a rarely enforced colonial-era law criminalizing sex between men. However, it introduced a constitutional amendment that stands in the way of marriage equality.
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India professionals who sought their fortune in the USA or Europe in the past have changed their minds. More and more are opting to stay at home and make a career in their own country.
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This documentary investigates the shady business of pesticides. Many pesticides that are banned in Europe are exported to nations where their use is permitted, despite their toxicity. First and foremost, they are exported to Brazil.
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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has visited Ukrainian troops training in Germany. He was joined by Germany's defense minister and Ukraine's ambassador to Berlin. Around 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers have undergone training on battle tanks since Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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If you've ever loved and lost a pet, you may have dreamt of being able to bring it back to life. In China, where animal cloning is legal, this already possible. Several companies offer cloning services to pet owners, using the DNA of the dead animal to create a new pet that's very much like the old one.