The documentary "Mali Blues" portrays courageous musicians singing against Islamists. Plus: the new Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. And: a unique joint German-Mexican music project.
It's been seen as a culmination of decades of struggle. The African American Museum in Washington D.C. is being officially thrown open to the public on September 24. The 540 million-dollar museum exhibits the highs and lows of African American history.
While racial tension has been increasing on the streets of the US recently, the first national museum for African American history has now opened in the nation’s capital. A symbol of hope and reconciliation?
Located near the Washington Monument, the National Museum of African American History and Culture is a landmark many consider long overdue. From slavery to the election of the first African American president, the museum tells the stories of African Americans across the country. One of them is Dorie Ladner, who took part in the historic march on the US capital in 1963.
Producer Janine Jackowski puts films by and about women to the fore. Including Maren Ade's prize-winning Toni Erdmann.
The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prize in literature, is cutting all ties with a man facing a series of sexual harassment allegations. The influential person had been closely linked with the institution.
With the successful staging of "Fiddler on the Roof," the Komische Oper celebrates its 70th anniversary. For DW columnist Gero Schliess, the smallest of the three Berlin opera houses is particularly inspiring right now.
Bauhaus is one of Germany's most successful cultural exports. But these days, 22 of the world's leading architecture offices are American, 17 British - and only three German.
After the "Jamaica" coalition talks aimed at building the next German government collapsed in Berlin on Sunday, Germany's top culture critics took to Twitter to voice their opinions.
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