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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.

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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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2017-01-17 culture

Art on the wire and online: Jean-Hubert Martin on curating in cyberspace

Taking art from gallery walls to the endless expanse of the internet: online platform Collectionair offers virtual exhibitions, with the help of curators like Jean-Hubert Martin.

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2017-01-13 culture

Posy Simmonds: 'French women have good handbags, English women have udders'

She's known for sending up the country set, London literary types and everyone in between: no British stereotype escapes the satirical pen of Posy Simmonds.

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2017-01-16 culture

Music producer Uppermost: From the courthouse to the club

Law student turned electronic music sensation Uppermost has remixed Daft Punk, Rihanna and Adele. The French-Iranian producer takes us back to where it all started on his new...

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2017-01-10 culture

Lauren Groff: Fates, Furies and finding inspiration in France

Barack Obama named "Fates and Furies" his book of the year in 2015, much to the delight of its author Lauren Groff. The novel follows a couple, Mathilde and Lotto, from love at...

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2017-01-12 culture

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone strive to make it in 'La La Land'

Director Damien Chazelle's tribute to the golden age of Hollywood recounts the trials and tribulations of making it in Tinseltown today, all to a toe-tapping soundtrack. FRANCE...

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