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Arab Art Featured at NYC’s New Museumi
August 22, 2014 2:10 AM
The first museum-wide show of Arab art in New York City is spread out over five floors at the New Museum, and exhibits work by more than 45 contemporary artists. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver has more on the show.

Video Arab Art Featured at NYC’s New Museum

The first museum-wide show of Arab art in New York City is spread out over five floors at the New Museum, and exhibits work by more than 45 contemporary artists. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver has more on the show.

Video Nigeria's 'Nollywood' Movie Industry Rolls in High Gear

Twenty years after its birth in a video shop in Lagos, Nigeria's "Nollywood" is one of the most prolific film industries on earth. Despite low budgets and whirlwind production schedules, Nigerian films are wildly popular in Africa and industry professionals say they hope, in the future, their films will be as great in quality as they are in quantity. Heather Murdock has more for VOA from Lagos.

Video Cambodian American Hip Hop Artist Sings of Personal Struggles

A growing underground movement of Cambodian American hip hop artists is rapping about the struggles of living in urban America. Most, if not all of them, are refugees or children of refugees who came to the United States from Cambodia to escape the Khmer Rouge genocide of the 1970s. Through their music, the artists hope to give voice to immigrants who have been struggling quietly for years. Elizabeth Lee reports from Long Beach, California.

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The arrests of public performers, or buskers, in New York City have increased drastically from just a year ago. This is a result of new city police commissioner William Bratton’s “broken windows” policing strategy that assumes targeting low-level crimes will deter more serious crimes. VOA Persian reporter Tala Hadavi met with a couple of buskers to find out more.

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