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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.

Latest update : 2014-03-31

Goran Bregovic on bringing his unique take on Balkan music to the world

Today's guest is one of the biggest stars of the Balkans. From making music for Serbian director Emir Kusturica’s movies to composing for Iggy Pop, his unique mix of gypsy brass band beats and orchestral sounds, tinged with a rock accent, have brought him international acclaim.

He talks to Jade Barker and France 24 music critic Mariam Saab about how he started off playing in strip clubs at 17 years old, what it was like collaborating with Iggy Pop and why he’s attracted to gypsy music.

Also on the show: Mariam takes us through this week’s music news, from a hypnotic release from The Black Keys, to the political lyrics of The Kaiser Chief’s new album and Wu Tang Clan's bid to put music into museums.

By Mariam SAAB , Jade BARKER



2018-03-22 culture

Hats off: Photographer Claude Azoulay's stylish, candid snaps on show

Winston Churchill, Brigitte Bardot and Federico Fellini tip their hats to Franco-Tunisian photographer Claude Azoulay in a new exhibition here in Paris. Also, Pakistan is hoping...

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2018-03-21 culture

Film show: 'The Death of Stalin', 'Hostiles' and 'The Prayer'

From a wickedly irreverent satire about the death of Stalin that's been banned in Russia to Christian Bale's attempt at reviving the Western, film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to...

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2018-03-20 culture

Parlez-vous français? Francophonia is the order of the day

We take a look at the language of Molière, as French-speaking culture is celebrated with the "Journée de la Francophonie". France 24's Florence Villeminot takes us through the...

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2018-03-19 culture

'See Red': Aaron Cohen talks gun reform, hip-hop and gastronomy in Paris

Aaron Cohen is seeing Red. The Seattle native is burning up the hip-hop scene across Europe with his brand of fiery, no-holds-barred rap. Tipped as the next breakout emcee, he's...

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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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