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Arctic Monkeys & Lana Del Rey to rock Paris festival

Rock En Seine is Paris’ biggest annual summer festival - and the place where Oasis famously split up in 2009 - but in recent years the top name acts have proved elusive. On today’s show we’re asking how the event has managed to snag Arctic Monkeys, Lana Del Rey, Queens of the Stone Age and Jake Bugg among their first-announced acts.

Meanwhile in the studio, we’re getting to know Dhafer Youssef, the self-taught oud player from Tunisia who’s made Europe his home and jazz his bag, musically speaking.

He tells Catherine Nicholson and France 24 music critic Mark Thompson about his new album “Birds Requiem”, why he loves Nordic musicianship – which he says is ‘more Tunisian than Tunisians’ – and how he’ll be combining with the London Symphony Orchestra this April.

Also on the show: Mali’s Grammy award-winning Tuareg band Tinariwen were forced by war to record their latest album “Emmaar” outside of their home country. We take a listen.

Finally, it’s the return of pop’s pocket rocket and king of funk ‘n’ roll, Prince. We’re checking out his new creations from the album “Plectrum Electrum”.

By Mark THOMPSON , Catherine NICHOLSON , Nicola HEBDEN

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2016-12-09 culture

South Korea: An inside look at the K-pop wave

Exporting homegrown pop culture has become something of an art in South Korea, as K-pop and K-dramas seduce foreign markets from Southeast Asia to Latin America. The phenomenon...

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2016-12-09 culture

Choreographer Akram Khan: 'The body speaks the truth'

Choreographer and dancer Akram Khan tells tremendous stories without a word ever passing his lips. His performances "Desh, "Toro" and "Giselle" combine movement, visual art and...

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2016-12-08 culture

The Rolling Stones pay homage to the blues with new covers album

Veteran rockers The Rolling Stones tip their hats to the blues greats, releasing their first studio record in a decade, "Blue & Lonesome". Also, Italian artist and provocateur...

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2016-12-07 culture

Film show: 'Graduation', 'Go Home' & Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas turns 100

France 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson and Richelle Harrison Plesse cast an eye over some of the standout movies hitting French cinema screens this week. Acclaimed Romanian...

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2016-12-06 Culture

Jean-Michel Jarre: Breathing new life into 'Oxygène'

It’s been 40 years since his best-selling album "Oxygène" was released and sold 18 million copies around the world. Jean-Michel Jarre has now released "Oxygène 3" to mark the...

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