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Gnaoua Festival: A melting pot of musical fusion

On today’s music show our correspondents check out a festival that's a little different from the likes of Glastonbury or Coachella. The Gnaoua Festival is in its 17th year and showcases music that has its roots in ancient Africa.

Plus: we find out why critics are getting a bit sick of Lana Del Rey’s melancholy persona, as she claims she wants to die young.

And musical storytelling at its most spectacular: we check out a new version of Verdi’s operatic masterpiece "La Traviata" as it comes to the Paris stage.

By Nicola HEBDEN , Mariam SAAB , Jade BARKER

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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2017-03-16 culture

Fukushima, 6 years on: Making art from disaster

Six years on from Japan’s worst nuclear disaster, we bring you a special report speaking to artists, photographers and filmmakers about how they have interpreted the events and...

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