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UNICEF report : Women and child migrants raped, beaten and detained in Libyan 'hellholes'

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Spending blitz: Trump unveils $54 billion hike in the military spending (part 2)

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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

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2017-03-01 culture

Film show: 'Trainspotting T2', 'Fences', 'This Is Our Land'

Twenty years ago, "choose life" became the tagline for Brit cinema, as Danny Boyle’s "Trainspotting" fleshed out Irvine Welsh’s literary creations for the screen. Now Renton,...

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2017-02-28 culture

Vadim Repin: violin virtuoso bridges the east and west

A talent born on the miniature strings of a 1/8 violin in Siberia, Vadim Repin began as a child prodigy and matured into 'the most perfect violinist', according to the late 20th...

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2017-02-24 culture

Annette Bening on Hollywood, Donald Trump and new film '20th Century Women'

American actress Annette Bening has notched up a slew of Oscar nominations, Golden Globes and SAG Awards over the course of a nearly 40-year career. In her latest movie, Mike...

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2017-02-23 culture

A long way from home: 'Lion' stars Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel hit the red carpet

Proof that real life often provides the best movie scripts: "Lion" is the story of one man’s search to find his family in a country of over a billion people. The film stars...

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2017-02-22 culture

Film show: 'Certain Women', 'Rock’n Roll' and 'A Wedding'

We check out Kelly Reichart’s latest film "Certain Women", featuring a trio of female-led stories set in Montana. Film critic Lisa Nesselson highlights the strong performances...

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