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Hip-hop musician Beat Assailant on mixing the sounds of the city

Hip-hop musician Beat Assailant has always been an urbanite. From Atlanta to Miami and Paris, he's used his travels to create a unique yet universal sound. Now he’s taken that even further, using the sounds of the city to create an urban manifesto in his fifth album, "City Never Sleeps". He joins Jade Barker in the studio to talk about why he likes to mix different musical genres with hip-hop, how France has influenced his music and why he has no plans to return to the US.

Also on this musical show: we tell you about the underground music competition giving artists a new platform.

Finally, we find out how music is being used in India's general election. 

By Jade BARKER

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2017-07-20 culture

The best of the summer's exhibitions in Paris

We take a spin around the must-see shows in the French capital's galleries and museums this summer. From the pensive pose of The Thinker to the romantic flourish of The Kiss, the...

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2017-07-19 culture

Film show: 'Dunkirk', 'Tom of Finland' and 'Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict'

France 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson joins Richelle Harrison Plesse to talk about the latest news from the world of cinema. Hitting the big screen this week is "Dunkirk", a...

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2017-07-18 Africa

Avignon Festival: African artists grab the spotlight

Encore! has decamped to the sunny south of France to check out the country’s oldest arts festival. Every summer Avignon attracts thousands of visitors to its official selection...

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2017-07-17 Africa

'Blitz, The Ambassador': Breaking African Spirituality, Struggle and Culture into Beats and Bars

Born and bred in Accra and based in Brooklyn, visual artist and hip-hop star "Blitz, The Ambassador" aka Samuel Bazawule is on a mission to reconnect the scattered sounds of...

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2017-07-13 culture

Django Reinhardt festival: Gypsy Jazz come rain or shine

Jazz lovers in Paris almost had to dig out their umbrellas and anoraks when the annual Django Reinhardt festival was threatened with wet weather. The celebration's usual home in...

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