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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 : 2013-12-10

Via Katlehong: township dance, humour and hope

Via Katlehong's high-energy dance shows offer a nutshell of life in its namesake South African township, combining humour, hope, and storytelling through gumboot dance, pantsula and more. Co-directors and dancers Vusi Mdoyi and Steven Faleni join us on Culture as the troupe performs in Paris.

They tell us how Via Katlehong offers international audiences a glimpse into a part of South Africa that is not often seen – and what they think about Beyoncé and Basement Jaxx getting in on the pantsula dance act in recent videos.

Also on the show: France's Catherine Deneuve and François Ozon pick up awards at the European Film Awards in Berlin, and we look back on the life of “La Cage Aux Folles” director Edouard Molinaro, who has died aged 85.

By Catherine NICHOLSON



2015-11-27 culture

Paris is a celebration: Hemingway’s memoir flies off the shelves

Ernest Hemingway said that if you are lucky enough to live in Paris as a young person then wherever you go, it stays with you because "Paris is a moveable feast". His memoir of...

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2015-11-26 culture

Helen Oyeyemi: Weaving modern fairytales into 1950s America

She wrote her first novel before she left school and secured a book deal as a teenager. Now Helen Oyeyemi’s fourth novel "Boy, Snow, Bird" takes in myth, magic and a...

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2015-11-25 culture

Film show: Terrorism on screen in France and beyond

Lisa Nesselson talks us through new release "Cowboys", a French thriller dealing with home-grown terrorism and a journey to distant frontiers. Also, real-life attacks in India...

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2015-11-24 culture

Generation YouTube: Troye Sivan chats music, movies and social media

At just twenty years old, almost four million people get a peek into his bedroom every week through his "vlogs" or video blogs. Now Troye Sivan has released his first album,...

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2015-11-23 culture

Music show: Eagles of Death Metal, Johnny Hallyday and Adele

The Eagles of Death Metal give their side of the story: the group was playing at the Bataclan when the concert hall was stormed by terrorists. Also, Johnny Hallyday takes to the...

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