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Remembering the era when Mexico’s music reigned supreme in the Balkans.
A film-maker's snaps of a lavish wedding in Western Sahara confound stereotypes of one of Africa's most poorly understood regions.
Can Bosnia’s melancholy melodies appeal to a new generation?
Images from SxSW's first Cuban music showcase of five killer acts, set up by Roads and Kingdoms and Fábrica de Arte Cubano, say all the important things about Cuba that words, punditry, or legalese never…
It started with a lot of meat—and it started at SxSW. Four years after launching in Austin, team Roads & Kingdoms is back at SxSW. Here’s a bit about what moves we’ve made so far…
A former Bollywood star remembers her past from a storefront in the Garden State.
How David Bowie became the loathed adversary of a Soviet-era youth movement.
A gay club in Belgrade embraces Serbia’s local pop music in all of its macho, misogynistic glory.
Turkey’s once-booming folk-rock industry has mostly vanished, but a few holdout producers are still cranking out the hits.
When Jeremy Hartley moved to the Thai capital as an angsty 25-year-old, he found a home in the city’s thriving punk scene by grabbing a guitar, writing some awful lyrics, and starting a band. …
Log cabins! Water slides! Rotisserie chicken! In Dolly Parton’s Tennessee hometown, Americana gone awry
Pop singer Helly Luv cavorts with lions, throws molotov cocktails and dances with AK47-waving peshmerga – and doesn’t wear an awful lot doing it.
At a camp for displaced persons in Afghanistan, one musician finds hope in traditional music.
Photographer Marvi Lacar's new Instagram project is, among other things, another step in her own fight with mental illness.
For one week a year, the hard-bitten Serbian town of Guca erupts with blaring trumpets, pig roasts, and a splash of nationalism.
Morocco’s Gnawa Music Festival is a melee of dreadlocks and drumbeats. Lots of hash and condoms, too.
At the Twice Bar in Bali, the crowd is local and the rock is very, very hard.
Merge Records started in a bedroom in Chapel Hill 25 years ago. Today, they are one of the most influential indie record labels in the world.
One man is doing his best to keep rock alive—and inclusive—in Malaysia’s outlier island-state
Photographer Olaf Schuelke happens upon an illegal punk rock concert in Yangon.
n Dhaka, a wave of new groups are setting the crowded madness of their city to music with tech-death, thrashcore and other forms of extreme metal
Cambodia punk rockers: The Southeast Asian country is home to a new hardcore music scene.
Photographer Paolo Woods visits the omnipresent radio stations of Haiti
Gary Sullivan's Top Ten All-Time Songs He Bought from a Syrian Bodega in Brooklyn
Gary Sullivan on the many Syrias represented in the bodegas of Brooklyn
Coke dealers, meta hipsters and the gods of indie rock: A night at Barcelona's Primavera Sound
Armed with a traditional walking stick and some killer dance moves, a Westerner enters the fray in Lesotho
An R&K video from Cape Town on the multiethnic Rosa Choir Project
Gallery: watching the Malian coup with the deposed president's praise-singer
In the studio with one of West Africa's top praise singers during Mali's coup
Tejo Bar in Lisbon, where there is nothing borrowed about the melancholy
In this sweaty stew of dissidence and reclining Buddhas, hip-hop is king. R&K hangs with one of Burma's most famous MCs.