The Romanian brass band Fanfare Ciocarlia mixes Balkan music with jazz and movie themes and even a Steppenwolf song, and play it all with a fearsome velocity.
This weekend, The World launches a new weekly program that will air globally on the BBC World Service. Producer Clark Boyd has this behind the scenes look at the new show.
Take a look inside our editorial process as our team of reporters, producers, engineers and editors create a show. Tweet your input using hashtag #worldnewsroom.
A scheduled Day of Peace in Pakistan becomes a Day of Rage. Also, some of Italy’s unemployed workers volunteer to be organic farmers. Plus, in the noisy traffic of Cairo, we decode the language of honking.
A day of violent protests in Pakistan has left several people dead and injured. The Pakistani government had declared a public holiday and urged people to demonstrate peacefully.
Israeli troops shot dead three heavily armed gunmen who had crossed the Egyptian border and ambushed troops. One Israeli soldier was also killed in the clash.
Learn Egyptian car horn code for expressions like ‘Open your eyes!’ ‘You are no driver!’ and, of course, ‘I love you.’
“Stowaway” is the story of an Ethiopian boy named Fanuel who makes a harrowing 12,000-mile journey to the United States with the help and hindrance of samaritans and traffickers alike.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for September 21, 2012. Artists featured are: Yin Tsang, Groupo Lokito, Charanga Cakewalk, Toubab Krewe.
Demonstrators across Portugal are protesting austerity measures, even as the unemployment rate there tops 15 percent. Lisa Mullins gets the view from Lisbon with Barry Hatton, author of the book “The Portuguese.”
One of the more tragic aspects of Spain’s increasing austerity is the eviction of homeowners.
Some of Italy’s unemployed have taken up an offer of free room and board in exchange for doing volunteer work – on organic farms. Reporter Christopher Livesay explains why thousands of Italians have signed up to be farmers.
There’s a national shortage of eggs in the country that is the world’s biggest consumer of eggs (350 per person per year). It’s causing prices to rise, and chefs are having to get creative says Patricia Jinich, host of the popular cooking program Pati’s Mexican Table.
President Obama’s “reset” policy with Russia took a blow this week as the USAID was told to pack its bags and leave the country by October 1, 2012.