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Latest update : 2014-04-28

Cris Cab on being Pharrell's prodigy

He’s the man with the midas touch: everything Pharrell Williams touches seems to turn to gold, and that includes his new protégé Cris Cab. The young singer-songwriter has just scored a top ten hit in four European countries with his song "Liar Liar", which also features Pharrell. In today’s musical edition of Encore! we catch up with Cris ahead of his first ever headline French gig.

Also on the show: Damon Albarn goes it alone at last. After more than 20 years as the leader of Blur, Gorillaz and too many one-off supergroups to mention, the Britpop legend releases his first solo record. Our music critic Mark Thompson tells us if it's worth the wait.

Plus: bringing Spanish guitar and flamenco into the mainstream. As Rodrigo y Gabriela release a new album, we ask what their secret to success is.

By Mark THOMPSON , Nicola HEBDEN , Jade BARKER

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2014-07-22 music

Tunisia's Carthage International Festival turns 50

As one of North Africa's biggest arts and music festivals celebrates half a century, Eve Jackson discovers the local talent, speaks to the star of this year's event, George...

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2014-07-25 theatre

Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday : The Best of the Bard

He wrote 37 plays, 154 sonnets and several narrative poems. Shakespeare’s influence on the English language is unmatched. This year all the world's his stage with an explosion of...

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2014-07-24 art

Bartabas : Mixing Christ with Spanish music and dancing horses

In this look at summer culture activities in France we start with the latest creation from French equestrian theatre genius Bartabas which is on tour around the country.

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2014-07-23 cinema

High-tech acting king Andy Serkis on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

He is the star of some of the biggest films ever made, Planet of the Apes, King Kong and Lord of the Rings but Andy Serkis can walk down the street unnoticed. In Encore’s weekly...

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2014-07-21 music

Clapton pays hommage to 'Cocaine' songwriter J.J. Cale

Eric Clapton called him "his inspiration" : guitarist and songwriter J.J. Cale died a year ago. Now, Clapton’s releasing a tribute album to get Cale’s music better known ; the...

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