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Old style soul honored by Sharon Jones and the Dapkings

Today Culture is rediscovering its soulful side, courtesy of the American group “Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings”. The band’s 11 hardworking members are currently taking their gritty retro sound around the world – including a stop in Paris. Their latest album “I Learned the Hard Way” is full of original songs that recall classic Motown and Philly Soul. Catherine Nicholson speaks to Sharon Jones and Binky Griptite about storytelling, starting their own label, and collaborating with Amy Winehouse.