Algeria, Morocco sing a rival song for possession of ‘rai’ music

Algeria, Morocco sing a rival song for possession of ‘rai’ music

When Algeria made an official application to include rai, a folk music genre, on the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List, it irked its rival across the border, Morocco. Now a soft war looms for the heart and soul of a music that transcends borders. With its made-for-the-dance-floor beat, infectious melodies and superstars belting out songs with […]

Parker on song for France in Rio as Japan’s Uchimura claims gold

Parker on song for France in Rio as Japan’s Uchimura claims gold

  There was high drama on the basketball court and at the Rio Olympics Wednesday with NBA star Tony Parker securing a last-gasp win for France, while in the gymnastics arena Japanese legend Kohei Uchimura added another gold to his collection. After a day of glory for France yesterday, when the country claimed its first […]