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Talking trumpets, music and magic with Ibrahim Maalouf

He's known for melding Arabic sounds with jazz. Today we're joined on set by Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf to talk about winning best world music album at France's version of the Grammys, the Victoires de la Musique. He also tells us how his musical family and Middle East background influences his work and explains what a quarter tone trumpet is.

Also on the show: we round up the other big winners at the Victoires de la Musique, including Phoenix, Vanessa Paradis and Stromae but ask why Daft Punk were conspicuously absent?

Plus find out how the film Gravity's use of the sound of silence won it several awards at the BAFTAS.

By Nicola HEBDEN , Mariam SAAB , Jade BARKER

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2014-08-29 culture

Alain Choquette: A Hilarious Magician in Paris

For the past 20 years he's wowed the audiences of Quebec, Las Vegas and Atlantic City with his talent and humour. Now Alain Choquette is targeting the French with his show...

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2014-08-28 Greece

An art wonderland: A burnt-out piano, a bed in a box and a giant magic mushroom

For the first time, the famous Sèvres ceramic museum just outside Paris has opened up its gardens for a monumental exhibition. "Sevres Outdoors" brings together the works of...

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2014-08-27 cinema

Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche star in 'Clouds of Sils Maria'

In our weekly film show, our critic Lisa Nesselson talks about two movies that have got French people's hearts racing: "Clouds of Sils Maria" and "Party Girl".

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2014-08-26 culture

France's Ongoing Literary Love Affair

Whether you think they’re literary snobs, book geeks or just avid readers, the French pride themselves on their literature. In today’s show Eve Jackson is joined by American...

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2014-08-25 celebrity

The French Maestro of Soul

He's been making musical headlines since his he burst onto the soul scene with his 2010 debut album, selling almost half a million copies and winning accolades. Ben L’Oncle Soul...

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