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Moroccan hip-hop group fuses traditional music with rap

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Moroccan hip-hop group fuses traditional music with rap

During a reporting trip to Morocco last year, Worldfocus' Hoda Osman, Rebecca Haggerty and Megan Thompson met the members of hip-hop group H-Kayne. In this brief interview, the rap trio discuss their musical influences, including Moroccan traditional music such as Aissawa and Gnawa.

Posted: April 1, 2010 13:21   Comments: 0
Sufism in Morocco: Music, mysticism and moderation

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Sufism in Morocco: Music, mysticism and moderation

Morocco owes its image of a modern Muslim nation to Sufism, a spiritual and tolerant Islamic tradition that goes back to the first generations of Muslims and has sustained the religious, social and cultural cohesion of Moroccan society for centuries. Mokhtar Ghambou writes about the role of the Sufism in the North African country.

Posted: October 20, 2009 12:30   Comments: 5
No daggerin’ on Jamaican TV and on Worldfocus

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No daggerin’ on Jamaican TV and on Worldfocus

Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti shares why Worldfocus didn't air daggerin' images, addresses the realities of rampant violence and adolescent sex and explores how some Jamaican artists are singing more uplifting gospel Dancehall music.

Posted: October 2, 2009 15:27   Comments: 12
Iranians scour Internet for entertainment, evading censors

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Iranians scour Internet for entertainment, evading censors

Iranian students discuss how they bypass censorship and filters to find music and films, both online and in shops on the streets. They also explore the influence of Western culture and the backlash against it.

Posted: October 2, 2009 14:16   Comments: 1
One island, two Jamaicas and a ‘whole heap’ of difference

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One island, two Jamaicas and a ‘whole heap’ of difference

A public debate erupted earlier this year when graphic Dancehall music lyrics and images were banned from Jamaica's airwaves. The public responses reveal the legacy of two Jamaicas dating back to the country's slave history, as correspondent Lisa Biagiotti reports.

Posted: October 1, 2009 17:17   Comments: 14
Dancehall artist sings of poverty plaguing Jamaica’s ghettos

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Dancehall artist sings of poverty plaguing Jamaica’s ghettos

Dancehall artist Spice came under attack because of the sexually-explicit song Rampin' Shop, a duet with Vybz Kartel. But not all of her songs are so graphic. Spice talks about growing up in Jamaica's ghettos and sings a refrain from her new song about her life story.

Posted: October 1, 2009 16:05   Comments: 8
Iranian authorities can’t stop flood of Western culture

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Iranian authorities can’t stop flood of Western culture

Pop culture is thriving in Iran, from music and movies to poetry and books. Iranian authorities do all they can to control what Iranian citizens see and hear. But technology is making that virtually impossible.

Posted: September 30, 2009 14:03   Comments: 7
Israeli camp bridges the divide with music

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Israeli camp bridges the divide with music

In Israel, an unusual program brings kids from differing backgrounds together and unifies them with music, as Worldfocus partner The Media Line reports.

Posted: July 7, 2009 15:32   Comments: 8
“Moonwalking” like Michael Jackson in Jerusalem

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“Moonwalking” like Michael Jackson in Jerusalem

Michael Jackson's death brought out a chorus of grief from across the globe. Worldfocus producers grew up listening to his music from their homes around the world -- from Jerusalem to Addis Ababa -- and share their recollections of this truly global star.

Posted: June 26, 2009 09:53   Comments: 2
Egyptian businessman sentenced to death in singer’s slaying

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Egyptian businessman sentenced to death in singer’s slaying

In a case that has captivated the Arab world, multimillionaire Egyptian businessman Hisham Talaat Moustafa was sentenced to death on Thursday for his role in the killing of Lebanese pop singer Suzanne Tamim.

Posted: May 22, 2009 12:27   Comments: 4
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