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.
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Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English called this unique Japanese religious icon a practitioner of "Holy Hip Hop," and we're calling him the hip hop monk. He calls himself MC Happiness, and he's become a rap sensation in Tokyo. Zayna Awad of AJE explains this monk's fusion of music and religion.
With Raúl Castro now in charge, change is in the air and being talked about openly in Cuba's streets, from young people testing the limits of protest to the government forging new economic partnerships around the globe.