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Beatmaker & singer Estère brings her musical melting pot to Afropunk Paris

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Trump rocks the boat in UK

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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 : 2016-03-15

Matthias Pintscher: The composer-conductor who wrote three symphonies by age 22

On today's show, we meet the conductor and composer Matthias Pintscher. He tells France 24 about his passion for music, both contemporary and classical, but also of his fondness for modern art and what links the two. He speaks also of his admiration for his mentor and friend, the late Pierre Boulez. Matthias will be conducting the Ensemble Intercontemporain at the Philarmonie on March 23rd and again on April 9th.

By Melissa BELL

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2018-07-16 Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

Beatmaker & singer Estère brings her musical melting pot to Afropunk Paris

New Zealander-Cameroonian producer and singer-songwriter Estère fuses indie-soul, poetic pop and modern RnB to create a unique style she dubs “electric blue witch-hop”. She talks...

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2018-07-13 Culture

Tom Cruise and 'Mission Impossible: Fallout' bring espionage franchise to Paris

It's his sixth time warding off planetary disaster, but agent Ethan Hunt shows no sign of letting up. Tom Cruise's character is back with daredevil stunts and spy-centred...

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2018-07-12 Eve JACKSON

The must-see exhibitions of the summer

We check out the top exhibitions to see this summer. Olivia Salazar-Winspear takes us from internationally renowned Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei's exhibition in the...

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2018-07-11 Eve JACKSON

Film show: Getting thrills with just an iPhone

Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about Steven Soderbergh’s mental health thriller "Unsane", filmed entirely on an iPhone. Other releases include "Dogman," "John...

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2018-07-10 Eve JACKSON

Haifaa al-Mansour: The director breaking boundaries for women in Saudi Arabia

The first female filmmaker from Saudi Arabia speaks to Eve Jackson about the parallels between her experience as an aspiring artist in a conservative Muslim country and Mary...

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