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Chale Wote Street Festival in Accra, Ghana

Accra’s Chale Wote Street Art festival comes to town

This was the third annual Chale Wote street art festival has taken place in the historic district of Jamestown in Accra, Ghana.  The festival is a series of mini events (photography and art exhibitions, street stencil works, graffiti and mural paintings, theatre, dance, and spoken word performances, live music and DJ sets, more music, more […]

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Photo of Chaktomok Hall

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten – Rock ‘n Roll in Cambodia

Musicians who survived Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime reunited over a recent weekend in Cambodia, playing on stage again for fans old and new.  The open-air concert at Phnom Penh’s Chaktomuk Theatre followed a packed private screening of Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten, a documentary film about Cambodia’s rock ‘n’ roll scene from the 1960s.  Ten years […]

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Blood testing to aid malaria prevention

Boost to fight to eradicate malaria in Asia-Pacific

The fight to eradicate malaria in Asia-Pacific has been given a significant boost following Australia’s latest $16 million commitment to the region’s multi-donor trust fund against the mosquito-borne disease. The fund, part of a larger initiative called the Asia-Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance now has about $36 million in contributions after the UK earlier pledged about […]

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Brazilian street art

Brazil puts the arts in the pockets of the poor

A Brazilian government initiative has introduced a rechargeable “cultural coupon” to encourage the poorest Brazilians to sample a wider range of cultural pursuits. The  Vale Cultura scheme is worth $20 a month and can be used for wide ranging purposes including dance lessons, and visits to the circus, as well as books and movie tickets. […]

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