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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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2014-08-21 World War II

From Paris's Liberation to 'arresting' art in Avignon

In this look at the week’s art news we start with an exhibition that remembers the story of how Paris was freed from the Nazis 70 years ago. Then we head to Avignon in the south...

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2014-08-20 Luc Besson

Luc Besson back in action with Scarlett Johansson in 'Lucy'

In Encore’s weekly film show, Lisa Nesselson goes through the latest releases with Eve Jackson. Find out her take on Lucy Besson’s "Lucy", which mixes a drug-infected superhuman...

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2014-08-19 contemporary art

Montreal Stories

Two languages, two cultures, two perspectives: France 24’s French culture editor Louise Dupont joins Eve Jackson in this special show from Montreal. Together they explore the...

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2014-08-18 South Korea

Move over Miley: Basement Jaxx's new album features Japanese twerk-bot

Diane Sagnier from new band Camp Claude joins Eve Jackson in the studio to talk about Encore’s albums of the week: Basement Jaxx's "Junto" and French singer Bénabar’s "Inspiré de...

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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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