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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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2015-07-07 culture

Charlie Hebdo: Freedom of speech, six months on

On January 7th, armed gunmen entered the offices of French weekly Charlie Hebdo and killed 12 people. The satirical newspaper had published cartoons mocking religious and...

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2015-07-06 culture

Tina Arena: Love, loss and la langue française

We meet the Australian singer and check out her latest album, "Love and Loss". Tina Arena tells us about growing up with an ear for music and languages. Also, music critic Mark...

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2015-07-02 culture

Asif Kapadia's tragic masterpiece 'Amy'

Asif Kapadia's documentary shows us the rise and fall of the British soul singer Amy Winehouse, who died of alcohol poisoning at 27. Like his previous study of doomed...

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2015-07-01 culture

Film show: 'Tale of Tales', 'Love and Mercy' and 'Terminator Genisys'

Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s releases, including Matteo Garrone's fabulous and freaky fairytale "Tale of Tales" with Salma Hayek, the Beach...

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2015-06-30 culture

Writer Paul Lynch, 'a major new Irish talent'

He has been described as a major new Irish talent with an impressive gift for storytelling. Paul Lynch's acclaimed debut novel "Red Sky in Morning" was a finalist for France's...

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