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Bosco Delrey's 'Egyptian Holed Up'

Bosco Delrey is a musician who’s come to Paris via New Jersey and Memphis, and who is described as a combination of Elvis and Beck. He visits the Encore! studio as he prepares to release his first EP,"Egyptian Holed Up". He tells Catherine Nicholson why his vintage sound belies a contemporary core – as well as how working overnights on the front desk of a New York ER has inspired him to write upbeat songs.

Also on the show, we are donning our best cheesy Christmas jumpers to explore the origins of this current kitschy fashion trend. And we’re reporting from Bogota on an official attempt to make graffiti a much-loved part of the urban landscape.
 

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2014-07-23 cinema

High-tech acting king Andy Serkis on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

He is the star of some of the biggest films ever made, Planet of the Apes, King Kong and Lord of the Rings but Andy Serkis can walk down the street unnoticed. In Encore’s weekly...

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2014-07-22 music

Tunisia's Carthage International Festival turns 50

As one of North Africa's biggest arts and music festivals celebrates half a century, Eve Jackson discovers the local talent, speaks to the star of this year's event, George...

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2014-07-21 music

Clapton pays hommage to 'Cocaine' songwriter J.J. Cale

Eric Clapton called him "his inspiration" : guitarist and songwriter J.J. Cale died a year ago. Now, Clapton’s releasing a tribute album to get Cale’s music better known ; the...

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2014-07-18 art

Beyond the Paris limits : Suburban Art

Crossing Paris infamous ring-road, known as the Périphérique, is considered "daring" and "a hassle" by many, but as our reporter Jade Barker discovers, the suburbs have a...

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2014-07-17 music

Students Hip Hop their way into learning the English language

In the suburbs of Paris, professional musicians are testing an initiative called "1, 2, 3 Rap" – aiming to turn the often tedious process of learning a foreign language into a...

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