Saudade is an integral part of Portuguese culture. It is a mix of desire, melancholy and longing.
The Eurovision Song Contest is taking over in Lisbon, but Portugal's capital has its own long musical history. Musician Telmo Pires told DW why the authentic fado tradition beats the glamor of Eurovision.
Our special edition of euromaxx explores southern Europe in wintertime. We go skiing in Spain's Sierra Nevada, look around Lisbon and go on a beach holiday in sunny Fuerteventura.
In this special edition: an open air hotel room in the Swiss Alps, unicorns run wild in London, French artist Benedetto Bufalino’s playful art, a preacher on the move and underwater music from Denmark.
His church is portable. Pastor Carsten Hokema of Oldenburg takes his inflatable house of worship along as he travels across Germany. He prefers to mix business with pleasure and preach on the beach.
It's called the "Aquasonic" project: five Danish musicians, known collectively as "Between Music", perform underwater. These performances started out as an experiment, but the band now does them all the time.
French artist Benedetto Bufalino plays with our perception of everyday objects. He’s turned concrete mixers into disco balls, phone booths into fish tanks and houses on their head.
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