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Latest update : 2017-12-15

Rhiannon Giddens strikes out on her 'Freedom Highway'

The blues, country and folk singer is going back to her classical roots for a set of concerts with the Breton Symphony Orchestra here in France. The multi-instrumentalist and native of North Carolina is better known for the bluegrass music she made as part of the Grammy award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Since then, Giddens has forged a critically-acclaimed solo career branching out into jazz and folk; she tells us how the stand-out track on her new album was inspired by an authentic account of slavery in the antebellum South.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2018-10-17 ENCORE!

Film show: Capernaum - powerful social drama or poverty porn?

Film critic Emma Jones speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news, including Nadine Labaki's child salvation drama "Capernaum," the Neil Armstrong biopic "First Man" and...

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2018-10-16 ENCORE!

Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy on the red carpet in Paris

Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Oscar-winning filmmaker Damien Chazelle of "La La Land" and "Whiplash" fame speak to France 24 about the Neil Armstrong film, "First Man". Also on...

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2018-10-15 ENCORE!

Music show: NOLA French Connection Brass Band, Yoko Ono & Neneh Cherry

Energetic, funky sounds that transport you to the streets of the Big Easy; that's what the NOLA French Connection Brass Band have crafted on their self-titled debut album. The...

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2018-10-12 ENCORE!

Matt Dillon: 'I didn’t want to watch my new film because I was scared'

Actor Matt Dillon speaks to Eve Jackson about his new movie "The House That Jack Built", what it was like playing a serial killer and whether he still has heartthrob status.

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2018-10-11 ENCORE!

Parlez-vous français ?

Nearly 300 million people speak French worldwide. The language of love and of Molière is spoken on all five continents and is the official language in nearly 30 nations,...

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