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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 : 2014-01-13

Vincent Moon’s musical voyages

What do Arcade Fire, Tom Jones, R.E.M, Phoenix and Vampire Weekend have in common? They’re all musicians who have chosen to break away from the confines of the classic music video for a stripped-back session with today’s guest, Vincent Moon. The nomadic filmmaker tells Catherine Nicholson and France 24’s music critic Mark Thompson why he's gone from shooting impromptu performances to travelling the world documenting little-known musical traditions from Chechnya to Rio.

Also on the show, we’re asking whether Lady Gaga is really planning to open a Michael Jackson museum.

Meanwhile, Ivorian reggae musician with a social conscience Tiken Jah Fakoly is embarking on a new tour of West Africa this week, including some challenging and recently war-torn locations.

Finally, after the Golden Globe awards in Los Angeles, we check out the prize-winning Best Original Song winner by U2, “Ordinary Love”, from the film “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom”.

By Catherine NICHOLSON



2018-03-20 culture

Parlez-vous français? Francophonia is the order of the day

We take a look at the language of Molière, as French-speaking culture is celebrated with the "Journée de la Francophonie". France 24's Florence Villeminot takes us through the...

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2018-03-19 culture

'See Red': Aaron Cohen talks gun reform, hip-hop and gastronomy in Paris

Aaron Cohen is seeing Red. The Seattle native is burning up the hip-hop scene across Europe with his brand of fiery, no-holds-barred rap. Tipped as the next breakout emcee, he's...

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2018-03-16 culture

Fantasy novelist Robin Hobb among guests at France's biggest book fair

Readers, writers and industry insiders have it marked in their calendars: Paris's annual book fair is the networking opportunity of the year. It’s also a chance to hear talks and...

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2018-03-15 culture

Celebrating French gastronomy on all five continents

France is renowned for having the best cuisine in the world. To celebrate this fact, every year in March, restaurants in 150 countries cook a French meal as part of an event...

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2018-03-14 culture

Film show: 'A Wrinkle in Time', 'Roman J. Israel Esq.', 'Razzia', 'Tomb Raider'

Long-awaited Disney super-production "A Wrinkle in Time" propels girl power to an interplanetary level with a little help from Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and newcomer Storm...

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