Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE DEBATE

Westminster Attack: What response to Parliament Rampage? (part 2)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Westminster Attack: What response to Parliament Rampage? (part 1)

Read more

FOCUS

A day in the life of an Indian entrepreneur

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

US department store Sears faces possible closure

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Thomas Friedman on technology, Trump and the media

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Terror in Westminster'

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Internet users say 'we are not afraid' after Westminster attack

Read more

FOCUS

Pakistan faces water crisis

Read more

ENCORE!

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 : 2014-04-28

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

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2017-03-23 culture

French sculptor Rodin's Centenary exhibition

From a preview of Paris's hot new blockbuster exhibition for Auguste Rodin’s centenary to Iran's hidden art treasure trove and the official opening of Banksy's Walled Off hotel...

Read more

2017-03-22 culture

Film show: 'Midwife', 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'Girl Asleep'

From the censorship issues of "Beauty and the Beast" to two of France's favourite actresses, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot, facing off in "Midwife", plus "A Life...

Read more

2017-03-21 culture

Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh finds freedom in music

When the Syrian uprising began six years ago, Damascus-born clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh couldn't score a single note. Now, on his most recent album “Songs For Days To...

Read more

2017-03-20 culture

Canadian band Bleeker talk burgers, booze and Paris

A band of brothers, with one from another mother: Canadian rock outfit Bleeker have hit a career high, picking up a nomination for Breakthrough Group of the Year at the Juno...

Read more

2017-03-17 culture

Whose Line is it Anyway? Funnyman Greg Proops in the Hotseat

One of the funniest men around has written "The Smartest Book in the World". Comic, actor and podcast star Greg Proops is best known for his quick-fire wit on the hit improv...

Read more