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

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#SansMoiLe7Mai: Voters debate whether to abstain in French run-off

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Kenya: At least one dead in violence linked to election primaries

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French presidential election: The view from Berlin

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Trump's tax plan is 'too thin and too late'

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Trump's tax reform: A 'home run' or 'laughable stunt'?

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IN THE PAPERS

'It's War!' Le Pen and Macron in showdown at Whirlpool factory

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French presidential election: Posters and political spin

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THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Macron and Le Pen battle it out to woo blue-collar workers

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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 : 2013-12-12

The man who exported hip-hop to France

From a broke bookseller in the rural French city of Dijon to a music producer in New York, Bernard Zekri is the master of reinvention. We talk to him about how he found himself in the heart of the burgeoning hip-hop movement in the 1980s in the Bronx and how he helped introduce the music genre to France and the rest of the world.

By Jade BARKER

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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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