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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



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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2018-03-13 culture

'I want to see strong women on screen': Nabil Ayouch puts feminism first in 'Razzia'

Tackling sexuality, women's rights and the constraints of a conservative society have got Moroccan filmmaker Nabil Ayouch in hot water in the past. Yet that hasn’t deterred him:...

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2018-03-12 culture

Music show: Star soprano Barbara Hannigan, Snoop Dogg & Meshell Ndegeocello

Whether she’s singing, conducting or doing both at the same time, Barbara Hannigan is a force to be reckoned with. Fresh from clinching a Classical Grammy, the Canadian soprano...

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