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International bestseller David Vann’s new novel « Dirt » portrays once again a family destroyed by violence and abuse. He tells Clovis Casali that all his stories are strongly influenced by his own personal experiences. In the show also, a French singer some compare to Edith Piaf. ZAZ was a busker in the early days of her career and now enjoys success all over the world. She mixes jazz, gipsy and pop sounds.
American writer Holly Goddard Jones has impressed critics with her book of short stories "Girl Trouble", and her debut novel "The Next Time You See Me". She writes about what she knows: Kentucky and small town mentalities. Clovis Casali also talks to Vanessa Paradis about her new album "Love songs", which includes a track composed with her former partner Johnny Depp and daughter Lily Rose.
In today’s show: get your satin and sequins at the ready as Stockholm's new Abba museum opens its doors. Plus, French animators take the world by storm with "The Jungle Bunch", and a sneak peek at Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby.
You probably know him best for his hits "Superstar" from Jesus Christ Superstar, "One Night in Bangkok" from Chess and his song 'Say It Ain't So,’. Eve Jackson meets Murray Head to talk about his new album and his love of France. Also on the programme, popular French band Indochine stirs controversy for its unbridled depiction of violence at school in a music video, and we check out the only music and art festival of its kind in Afghanistan.
Today we meet the Brazilian musician who’s gone from political exile in the 1960s to his country’s Culture Minister in the 2000s. Gilberto Gil’s music transports the listener to the beaches of Rio and the carnival of Salvador. Now he’s taking us on a cultural journey in a new documentary, "Viramundo". The movie takes us from Brazil to Australia, South Africa and back to Brazil.