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Paris's musical secrets

We discover Paris's eclectic music scene on a tour of the city's musical hotspots. First stop: the music hall l'Olympia, where we reveal the key players in the "French Touch" electro movement pioneered by Joaquim Garraud. Next we catch up with bassist Richard Bona in the New Morning, Paris's iconic jazz club, to talk about his best musical memories.

Finally, we head underground to meet the "Musiciens du métro" hoping to get noticed by producer Antoine Naso.

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2014-04-15 theatre

“Booty Looting” memory and mediums

Today’s guest weaves music with movement, dialogue with dance, photography with philosophy and myth with imagery. Film-maker and choreographer Wim Vandekeybus joins Jade Barker...

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2014-04-14 rap/hip-hop

Meet France’s newest indie darlings: "François and the Atlas Mountains"

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2014-04-11 photography

Freddy Cole: 'I’m not my brother, I’m me'

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2014-04-10 US cinema

Bringing a biblical tale to the big screen

It’s a tale almost as old as time and its modern film recreation has sparked controversy. Darren Aronofsky’s movie "Noah" has been banned in several countries for its depiction...

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2014-04-09 US cinema

Noah: a tale of biblical proportions but is it allright or all wet?

On today’s cinema show our film critic Lisa Nesselson tells Jade Barker that those debating the accuracy of Darren Aronofsky’s film "Noah" have missed the point. France 24 spoke...

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