The film, “Vuta n’Kuvute,” or “Tug of War” in English, revisits the colonial and revolutionary past of the island of Zanzibar.
This month the ancient port city of Zanzibar in Tanzania, has been mourning the death of one of its great musical stars. No one knows exactly how old the singer and drummer Bi Kidude was when she died but she left a unique musical legacy.
Taarab is a popular style of music in East Africa.
For the Geo Quiz, we're looking for an island off the coast of East Africa. 50 years ago, it joined up with the former African colony named Tanganyika and became part of Tanzania. The island's exotic spices have for centuries attracted spice merchants.
Islamic scholars in Africa and the Middle East are reaching into the religion's tradition of conservation to encourage adherents to help the environment.
From politics to revolutions and branding -- the history behind geographic name changes around the world.
The World's Marco Werman reports on Iran's Ensemble Shanbehzadeh. The group's founder, Saied Shanbehzadeh performed abroad. The government of Iran didn't like that, and now Shanbehzadeh is in exile with his group in Paris.