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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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2015-07-29 culture

The films of summer 2015

Film critic Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson reveal their round-up of some of the most exciting films for summer 2015. They review "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation", "Ted 2" and...

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2015-07-28 culture

The styles of summer 2015

From itsy bitsy teenie weenie blue and pink sporty bikinis to hats, hats and more hats and the 70s revival, the editor-in-chief of NowFashion Jessica Michault joins Eve Jackson...

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2015-07-27 culture

The sounds of summer 2015

From Pharrell Williams' latest catchy number to the end of Janet Jackson's seven-year silence via some French festival fun, FRANCE 24's music critic Mariam Saab joins Eve Jackson...

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2015-07-24 culture

Behind the lens at France’s Arles photography festival

With vintage Vegas, the leaning Tower of Pizza and long-lost colour film of Fellini's "8 ½", we take you to the south of France for the Arles photography festival. Among the 250...

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2015-07-23 culture

Paris’ twist on the global phenomenon of hip-hop

As Paris’ biggest ever hip-hop exhibition comes to an end, it’s your last chance to see how the Arab World Institute traces the history of the phenomenon from its birth in the...

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