Eurovision famously claims that it is entirely apolitical. However, the controversies surrounding the hosting of the 2019 event in Israel demonstrate that this is not true. This article explores Eurovision as a unique event which allows young people in Europe to engage with politics and to explore their cultural identities in an accessible format.
This article discusses the increasing popularity of music in languages other than English, asking why the last few years has seen a dramatic rise in the number of non-English language music charting internationally. It also explores the positive effects that linguistically and culturally diverse music has on communities.
Many Europeans love Carnival, that’s why they decide to travel to the most famous carnival country celebration in the world, Brazil. Every year, millions of tourists visit Rio de Janeiro to enjoy this huge international party.
On the 13th of November 2015 Paris was shocked by terroristic attacks once again. The heart of the attacks was the Bataclan, a theatere where concerts take place and which attracts thousands of young people. One year later, Bataclan reopened.