Bangladesh is not exactly a classic tourist destination, but photographer Ashraful Arefin’s images of everyday life on the streets in the capital, Dhaka, in Delhi, India, and in Bhaktapur, Nepal (photo) cast ordinary people in a special, warm light, arousing interest in his homeland.
She wrote poetry as a child; today she writes songs as a way of understanding the world. Feminist, soulful hip-hop artist and prominent protagonist of conscious rap, U.S.-born Akua Naru is promoting her new album, The Blackest Joy, in Germany this month: in Hamburg December 16, in Berlin Dec. 17.
New Year’s in New Zealand! The Waiohika Estate on North Island is hosting the 16th Rhythm and Vines Festival from December 29 to 31 this year. Fans of rock, folk, and drum and bass camp out, enjoy the vibe and get to be among the first to celebrate 2019.