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The brilliant student and the party-girl: Macron and Le Pen's polar opposite childhoods

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Hissene Habré trial: Senegal court upholds life sentence for Chad's ex-leader

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The New Normal: Trump's first 100 days in office (part 1)

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High school students make their voice heard while Marine goes fishing

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Burma's citizens still jailed for speaking their minds

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Colombia: FARC disarmament leads to baby boom

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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2013-11-12

Benjamin Clementine: from subway to stardom

When Benjamin Clementine crossed the channel from London to Paris four years ago, he had little more than his guitar and his voice to support him. As a busker on the Paris underground metro, he gained a faithful local following. Now he has his first EP out, an album in the pipeline, and a growing international fan base. He joins Catherine Nicholson in the studio to talk Paris, perseverance, and pursuing your dreams.

We’re also checking out the audition process for other would-be underground musical stars. And as France marks the anniversary of the end of World War I, we’re investigating a Europe-wide project to preserve soldiers’ photos, sketches and letters home from the front lines.

By Catherine Nicholson

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2017-04-27 culture

Deep Purple: 'To plan a last gig, that's very frightening!'

Rock gods Deep Purple speak to Eve Jackson about whether the long goodbye tour is really their last, their tumultuous past and why getting older is "a pain in the ass."

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2017-04-26 culture

Film show: 'Django', 'The Paris Opera' and 'Manhattan'

From a biopic about the jazz great Django Reinhardt, to a Woody Allen classic via a behind-the-scenes look at the Paris Opera, movie critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson...

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2017-04-25 culture

Papa Wemba: Remembering the music and style icon, one year on

A year on from his death on stage in Ivory Coast, we meet the style gurus paying tribute to Papa Wemba. Also on the show, we chat to Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell during...

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2017-04-24 culture

Khatia Buniatishvili, the 'pop star pianist'

Georgian virtuoso Khatia Buniatishvili has been dubbed the "pop star pianist". The classical pianist tells Richelle Harrison Plesse why her performances are like rock concerts,...

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2017-04-21 culture

Iran's symphony orchestra sings in French for first time in a decade

From a symbolic concert in Iran to the treasures of Islam in Africa via Tamikrest’s Malian rebel music, Eve Jackson takes you on a world tour of this week’s culture news.

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