She's gone from the brunette beauty of the French cinema screens to the blonde bombshell rocking our airwaves. The sister of actor Vincent and daughter of actor Jean-Pierre, Cécile Cassel - aka Hollysiz - talks to Eve Jackson about her first album "My Name Is".
The legendary Elvis Costello keyboardist Steve Nieve talks to Eve Jackson about saving the world, four decades working with Costello and his new album "Together". Also on the show, we discover the largest exhibition ever organised in France dedicated to work by artists with mental and physical disabilities. Finally, we look at how to adapt Broadway for a French audience.
The Danish singer-songwriter Agnes Obel is our guest today. She became a phenomenon in her native Denmark and here in France with her first album "Philharmonics" in 2010. Three years, half a million record sales, and a lot of touring later, she’s back with her second LP, "Aventine". Agnes opens up about the introspective emotions on the album, and how time on the road has altered her music.
Get ready to strike a pose with Nathalie Rykiel and Jeff Garner. Nathalie tells us about the evolution of the Sonia Rykiel label that her mother founded. Next, acclaimed as one of the hottest new designers around, Jeff tells us how historical influences and an eco-friendly conscience combine with fashion values at his Prophetik label.
With four books she's made a name as one of her generation's most important voices - dissecting love, race, and identity. Her first book, “Purple Hibiscus” was longlisted for Britain's booker prize, while her second, “Half of a Yellow Sun”, won the Orange Prize for Fiction. Her latest, “Americanah” examines what it means to be black in the United States. At the World Writers’ Festival in Paris, Eve Jackson spoke to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about history, home... and hair.