Without the use of traditional instruments and in an interconnected world, what makes a Chinese composition distinctively Chinese? The Juilliard School's Focus! Festival 2018 seeks to challenge our preconceptions of the 1.4 billion-population nation.
A Moscow cinema has been warned after defying a government ban on showing The Death Of Stalin. (Please see related stories link for VOA story on "The Death of Stalin") The black comedy was screened to a packed audience on January 25, and many said they didn't find the satirical film offensive. (RFE/RL's Russian Service)