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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 : 2014-05-05

Happy Birthday Blondie!

On today’s musical edition of Encore! we’re bringing out the balloons and wishing Blondie a happy birthday. The punk-rock pioneers are celebrating their 40th anniversary with two new albums.

Plus: we check out Tuneyard’s third album "Nikki Nack”, which shows that front woman and former puppeteer Merill Garbus is as chameleon-like as ever.

Finally, we meet the voices of French discontent. Parisian post-rock group Fauve refuse to play by the rules, shunning the media limelight and record deals to sing the songs of their generation. 

By Nicola HEBDEN , Mariam SAAB , Jade BARKER



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2017-03-29 culture

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2017-03-24 culture

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