Decades after the breakout of dominating French house acts like Daft Punk, a fresh crop of Francophone pop stars are internationalizing their appeal with music that travels.
Thousands of Estonians sang together in a massive choir and marked 150 years since the creation of a song festival credited with protecting national identity even through decades of Soviet occupation.
The cheering crowd in southwestern Nigeria is thousands strong but when the performer on stage in a yellow catsuit and glittering cape beats out eerie rhythms on a steel drum, they hush.
The official playlist that will ring in the new administration features a mix of classics and current anthems, featuring artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Dua Lipa and Kendrick Lamar among others.
An evening TV special, “Celebrating America”, will be hosted by Tom Hanks and feature performances by Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Jon Bon Jovi, John Legend, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Ant Clemons, and more to come.
The UAE has been at the forefront of the regional art market and has paved the way to the international art scene, says Teena Thawani.