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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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Randy Weston: Six decades in jazz

He's been described as one of the world's great visionary pianists and composers. Pioneering American jazz musician Randy Weston speaks to Jade Barker about his vast and varied musical career. After more than six decades in the business and at the ripe age of 87, he's still touring the world. He tells Jade about his musical upbringing, how music is a spiritual way of communicating and how he’ll keep playing until he no longer can.

Also on the show, we find out how France is supporting its budding musicians. It’s one of the few countries in the world to publicly fund its national jazz orchestra.

Finally, we meet the man who is proving great things can come in small packages, even musically. We give you a behind-the-scenes peak of an exhibition of toy pianos.
 

By Jade BARKER

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2017-11-24 culture

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2017-11-23 culture

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2017-11-22 culture

Film show: 'Battle of the Sexes', 'Jupiter’s Moon', 'Reinventing Marvin'

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2017-11-21 culture

Seal on his new album 'Standards' and why he doesn't like texting

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2017-11-20 culture

Music show: Paradisia, Björk & Robbie Williams

British trio Paradisia are creating a stir with their ethereal pop that shines a spotlight on their immaculate, heavenly harmonies. Sophie-Rose, Kristy and Anna dropped by the...

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