Music and Freedom

Music and Freedom

At the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Bochabela String Orchestra performed "Long Way to Freedom", a programme which paid hommage to Nelson Mandela. The orchestra's musicians hail from South Africa's townships. Arts.21 went to go see them.
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Planet Berlin: Sharon Schael's street food

Planet Berlin: Sharon Schael's street food

People from some 190 nations live in the German capital. DW presents 50 of them in the book "Planet Berlin". Sharon Schael from Venezuela sells arepas, cornmeal cakes popular in her homeland, at a Berlin flea market.
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A city made of cardboard

A city made of cardboard

Cardboard boxes, tape and lots of helpers: that's all Olivier Grossetete needs to build an entire city. Aided by volunteers, the artist erected his largest work to date in the French city of Le Havre.
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A sea of flowers at Brussels' city hall

A sea of flowers at Brussels' city hall

Once every two years, florists decorate Brussels' city hall with opulent floral creations. Thirteen historical rooms of the gothic structure are covered from floor to ceiling with more than 100,000 flowers.
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The Alphorn - a piece of Swiss culture

The Alphorn - a piece of Swiss culture

The Alphorn festival in Nendaz, Switzerland features an alpine horn competition, a parade in traditional costumes, as well as concerts. The group "The Alpine Sisters" even play rock music on their horns.
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Petrolettes - For women only

Petrolettes - For women only

For women only: Bikers from around the world head to the Petrolettes festival. Held at Ferropolis, a former open-cast mine, it attracts some 500 participants. There are workshops, concerts and, naturally, bike races.
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In Humboldt's footsteps - Part 3: Respect for indigenes

In Humboldt's footsteps - Part 3: Respect for indigenes

German scientist Alexander von Humboldt was intrigued by the way of life of indigenous peoples in South America. In that spirit we visit members of the Achuar people, who live in relative isolation deep in the Amazon forest.
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It's not all bad news!

It's not all bad news!

According to a group of young Oxford University researchers, it's your own fault if you think life is getting worse. In terms of poverty, life expectancy and infant mortality, global statistics show positive improvement.
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Massai women work as rangers in Kenya

Massai women work as rangers in Kenya

Traditionally, the Maasai people's women don't hold jobs - least of all as wildlife conservationists. But now several Maasai women are being trained as park rangers in Amboseli National Park.
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A living room in Iceland

A living room in Iceland

Soffia Theodorsdottir lives in a typical Icelandic home in the south of the country. She campaigns against water in plastic bottles, and in her spare time she likes to play on her old Bluthner piano.
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Exquisite: Skoda Superb

Exquisite: Skoda Superb

Skoda has unveiled the facelift of its flagship model Superb. Next year, the sedan and station wagon will come in a newer look. In addition, they've been equipped with new assist systems, all-LED headlights and modern infotainment and connection s...
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All-electric: Jaguar I-Pace

All-electric: Jaguar I-Pace

The I-Pace is Jaguar's first all-electric vehicle and a completely independent model. Its specs are impressive: a combined system output of 294 kilowatts and maximum torque of 696 Newton meters. It can also fly from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds.
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Legendary: Toyota Supra

Legendary: Toyota Supra

Toyota brought a legend back to life with the new GR Supra. It's the fifth generation of this popular sports car. We take a look at the Supra's past, its technical origins and previous models. The two-seater comes with rear-wheel drive and a livel...
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Germany: How Children escaped the Holocaust

Germany: How Children escaped the Holocaust

Kurt Marx was allowed to flee Nazi Germany when he was 13, just months before the Second World War began. He, and 10,000 mostly Jewish children, were granted refuge in the UK.. On a recent visit to Berlin, the 94-old retraced a painful journey.
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Rare souvenirs from all over the world

Rare souvenirs from all over the world

For years, Katharina Koppenwallner has been travelling the world in search of very special souvenirs, such as lovespoons from Wales and tiger hats from China.
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Euromaxx

Euromaxx

France's Grand Est Mondial Air Ballons festival has been a summer highlight for 30 years. This year, there will be about 500 hot-air balloons and pilots from all over the world taking part.
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Euromaxx

Euromaxx

With his geometrical light projections, Joanie Lemercier propels people into another world. He's presenting one of his works at the Constellations de Metz festival in north-east France.
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In Humboldt's footsteps: Volcanic visions in Ecuador

In Humboldt's footsteps: Volcanic visions in Ecuador

When Alexander von Humboldt traveled to Ecuador, he found dozens of volcanoes. The discovery prompted him to dub the area the "Avenue of the Volcanoes," and to this day, 17 of them remain active. DW went to see them.
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Vacation video: the Grand Canyon

Vacation video: the Grand Canyon

DW viewer Timon Traub is studying geography, so he decided to visit the Grand Canyon in the US state of Arizona. He took some amazing videos as he hiked through millions of years of geological history.
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Planet Berlin: Walid Kacem's rugs

Planet Berlin: Walid Kacem's rugs

People from over 190 countries live and work in Berlin. Deutsche Welle presents 50 of them in the book "Planet Berlin". Walid Kacem from Tunisia is the founder of "Berberlin" a company that sells fair-trade rugs.
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Copenhagen tips from DW's Meggin Leigh

Copenhagen tips from DW's Meggin Leigh

Find out what you can do in Denmark's capital from DW reporter Meggin Leigh, who always gives very personal tips for the perfect weekend. This time, she's discovering Copenhagen by bike.
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Slackline acrobat Jaan Roose

Slackline acrobat Jaan Roose

Jaan Roose, aka The Crazy Estonian, is a professional slackliner. He's always looking for a way to make his daredevil stunts even more spectacular. He can even perform double black flips on the slackline.
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Asado comes to Austria

Asado comes to Austria

The South American tradition of asado is all about enjoying huge chunks of barbecued meat among family and friends. Four Austrian BBQ chefs want to make asado big in Europe too.
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The home of garden gnomes

The home of garden gnomes

A traditional German company continues to make high-quality hand-painted garden gnomes just as it used to. DW visited the Griebel porcelain maker in Grafenroda in Thuringen.
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Meet a Local: A tour of Brisbane, Australia

Meet a Local: A tour of Brisbane, Australia

Stephen Kakoniktis shows you around his home town.
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Island hopping: A summer's day on Sylt

Island hopping: A summer's day on Sylt

Sylt is the largest of the North Frisian islands. For decades, it's been a popular destination for the rich and famous -- and also for average folks who just want to spend a few days relaxing by the sea.
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Morocco: Recognizing the importance of insects

Morocco: Recognizing the importance of insects

Scientists and farmers in northern Morocco are measuring the number of remaining insects. Populations of butterflies, wild bees and flies have fallen, which could have a dramatic impact on food production.
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Iraq: Saving the Persian leopard

Iraq: Saving the Persian leopard

Kurdish biologist Hana Raza was worried the Persian leopard hadn't survived the wars in Northern Iraq. But her fears were put to rest when the animal was spotted in the mountains in 2011. Since then she's been campaigning for a reserve for them.
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Sunscreen and sun glasses

Sunscreen and sun glasses

A dermatologist and an optician explain how to protect our skin and our eyes from the blazing sun.
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Cruel spectacle in Spain

Cruel spectacle in Spain

Hundreds of Spanish villages practice a cruel tradition at their fairs. In what's known as becerradas, bull calves are tormented in the arena and pierced with barbed lances or banderillas, often to death.
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Britain: Seaside Towns in Danger

Britain: Seaside Towns in Danger

More and more seaside towns in Britain are fighting against coastal erosion. One is the Welsh town of Fairbourne, population about 1000. Experts say climate change is the cause.
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Size and shape shifter: Opel's Zafira Life

Size and shape shifter: Opel's Zafira Life

Opel is rolling out the fourth generation Opel Zafira. This is the Life! It comes in small, medium and large and two wheelbases, giving it more space and more versatility than its predecessors.
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Unity through diversity - the Europeade

Unity through diversity - the Europeade

With around 5000 participants, the Europeade is Europe's biggest folklore festival. Since the 1960s, people from all over Europe meet every summer to showcase traditional costumes.
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Rounding up Wild Horses in Galicia

Rounding up Wild Horses in Galicia

Every summer, the Rapas das Bestas, or "sheering of the beasts", is celebrated in Galicia. Wild Horses in Spain's mountainous Northwest are rounded up.
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Fighting poverty with fish

Fighting poverty with fish

Mouhamed Mbaye lives in Germany, and wants to import fish from Senegal, where he was born. Freshly caught, sustainable, fair. His business would create new jobs - jobs the region urgently needs. But international competition is fierce.
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Living with a view of the Eiffel Tower

Living with a view of the Eiffel Tower

How is it to have a home with a view of one of the world's most famous landmarks? English photographer Jasper White wanted to find out. He made portraits of people in apartments with a view of Paris's Eiffel Tower.
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Planet Berlin: Perfumer Mario Lombardo

Planet Berlin: Perfumer Mario Lombardo

People from over 190 countries live and work in Berlin. Deutsche Welle presents 50 of them in the book "Planet Berlin". Mario Lombardo of Argentina fulfilled a childhood dream in Berlin when he began creating perfumes.
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Summer event: World Santa Claus Congress

Summer event: World Santa Claus Congress

The World Santa Claus Congress is held in Copenhagen every year in the middle of summer! Santas from the world over have been getting together here since 1957 to exchange ideas and discuss the challenges of the job.
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Pole dance as a sports trend

Pole dance as a sports trend

Dancing on a pole used to be confined to strip clubs and dance bars. Now, it's a sport popular with men and women alike. Dmitry Politov of Russia is an amazing talent and in demand worldwide as a performer and coach.
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Scientist Pierre Moret talks about Humboldt

Scientist Pierre Moret talks about Humboldt

Humboldt's Tableau Physique, shows the distribution of mountain vegetation as a function of altitude. Today scientists use the data to investigate changes due to global warming. But there are discrepancies, as Pierre Moret and his team discovered.
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Pune tries to tame its traffic

Pune tries to tame its traffic

The Indian city is growing fast but public transportation isn't keeping pace. Congestion and pollution are problems. A green transport policy is in the works to make the city cleaner and more liveable.
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The impact of a cancer diagnosis

The impact of a cancer diagnosis

When 26-year-old Katharina was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, it turned her life upside down. But she did her best to stay positive.
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Automaniacs: Goodwood Festival of Speed

Automaniacs: Goodwood Festival of Speed

Around 200,000 people from the world over came to the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It's one of the most eccentric auto events going. VW hopes to break the record for the hill climb in front of Goodwood House with its ID.R electric car.
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Mercedes' new E350 Coupe

Mercedes' new E350 Coupe

The name Mercedes E350 would normally suggest a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder engine. But in this car it's a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine doing all the work. Can it live up to a traditional Mercedes E-Class?
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World premiere: the electric Mini Cooper SE

World premiere: the electric Mini Cooper SE

MINI presents its new baby in Rotterdam: The all-electric MINI Cooper SE. It has an official range of up to 270 kilometers, and the 135kW electric motor delivers a maximum torque of 270nm.
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Audi's sportier Q8 SUV

Audi's sportier Q8 SUV

Audi's new SQ8 is its biggest SUV but also a sports car. How can these two diametric opposites be combined? Does it really deliver the power, agility and fun we'd expect of a sports car? Ex-race-car driver Klaus Niedzwiedz finds the answers.
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A stroll around Belfast

A stroll around Belfast

Chrissie Greenaway shows you around her hometown. Highlights include stops at some of Belfast's oldest pubs, the 'peace lines' and the Titanic Belfast musuem.
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