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Malian music legend Cheick Tidiane Seck is in the studio to talk about his new album and fighting for his country's cultural heritage. Also on the show: we hear from director Kassim Sanogo who's making a film about the victims of Sharia law in Mali. Finally, we discover the "Kinshasa Kids" who have turned to music after being kicked out of their homes accused of witchcraft.
Our guest is the man who's claiming the hotly-contested title of most talented child of a major artist - Harper Simon - plus we listen to world music from the award-winning Namibian singer-songwriter Elemotho.
San Francisco’s most exciting new novelist, Scott Hutchins, joins us in the studio to talk about his book "A Working Theory of Love", which has just been translated into French. Also on the show, we discover "Cuff Me: The Fifty Shades of Grey Musical" and "Little French Song", the new album from France's former first lady, Carla Bruni.
The family of French artist Henri Matisse has recently donated hundreds of his collages to a museum in France. The colourful cut-outs are testament to an extraordinary creativity that couldn't be dampened by illness or age – find out more in our report.
Bestselling author Douglas Kennedy joins us in the studio. His latest novel "Five Days" is an exploration of love and happiness from the point of view of a middle-aged mum. He tells Catherine Nicholson about the real events in his own life that inspire him, and why living part-time in Paris changes your ideas about what makes people happy.