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Seun Kuti: 'A Long Way to the Beginning'

He’s the youngest son and musical heir of legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Seun Kuti joins Jade Barker in the studio to talk about how his father inspired him to learn the saxophone, why music is a mirror of society and how his latest album with his band Egypt 80, "A Long Way to the Beginning", stays true to his Afrobeat roots.

Also on the show, we tell you how some African musicians are raising funds for war-torn Central African Republic. Their aim is to highlight the country’s cultural similarities through music to help overcome the sectarian clashes.

And if you want to learn how to salsa or about the rise of hip-hop in the Bronx, get yourself down to an exhibition here in Paris called “Great Black Music”. If you can’t make it to the French capital, we’ll give you a sneak peak. 

By Jade BARKER

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2014-09-30 culture

'All is Well' for Lisa Simone

She's the daughter of an icon. As a child she travelled the world with the high priestess of soul from Liberia to Switzerland to France. She returned to the United States to join...

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2014-09-29 culture

Encore's Music Show: Prince goes funk, rock and sci-fi

Mariam Saab talks to Eve Jackson about this week's releases including two new records from Prince and Marianne Faithfull's 20th studio album. They are joined in the studio by...

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2014-09-25 Paris Fashion Week

An American in Paris: Corrie Nielsen debuts at fashion week

Ninety three shows, nine days, one fashion-crazed city. Paris fashion week is under way. Jean-Paul Gaultier, Dior and Chanel are among the famous fashion houses showing us what...

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2014-09-26 contemporary art

Brigitte Bardot turns 80

A sex icon and a rebel. A pin-up girl and a rule-breaker. In today's show we look back at French actress Brigitte Bardot's rise to stardom as she turns 80. Also on the programme,...

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2014-09-24 cinema

Weekly Film Show: YSL and James Brown Biopics

Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson discuss the week's big cinema releases, including Bertrand Bonello's "Saint Laurent", the James Brown biopic "Get On Up" and Russian drama...

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