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So long Singapore!
01/07/2015 - Culture in France

So long Singapore!

The grand finale of the three month-long Singapore in France festival was a weekend of food and games on the banks of the river Seine.
The attempted coup d’état in Burundi, and thoughts on South Carolina
27/06/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

The attempted coup d’état in Burundi, and thoughts on South Carolina

This week on The Sound Kitchen, coming to terms with anger. There’s the answer to the question about Burundi, some great music, and of course, the new quiz question.
US millenium generation anti-stigma documentaries
24/06/2015 - Culture in France

US millenium generation anti-stigma documentaries

Andrew Jenks from the US looks at the world with the help of a camera lens. In fact he shows a world which he says too many people try their best to avoid.
RFI’s Big Soul
20/06/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

RFI’s Big Soul

This week on The Sound Kitchen, a lucky draw! Did your answer about what you would say to your younger self get pulled out of the hat?
Reviving the lost art of classical improvisation
18/06/2015 - World music matters

Reviving the lost art of classical improvisation

US-Japanese classical pianist Alexander Kato-Willis is the only person since Beethoven to give a full recital of improvised music "making up every note on the spot for the sake of the ...
Students started their Bac with philosophy
17/06/2015 - FRANCE

French Baccalauréat has started with first exam, philosophy

After weeks of preparation, the Baccalauréat exams have begun in France. More than 684,000 students took their seats Wednesday morning to face the first test - philosophy.

Ong Keng Sen's Lear Dreaming mixes Asian traditions and modern style
17/06/2015 - Culture in France

Ong Keng Sen's Lear Dreaming mixes Asian traditions and modern style

King Lear wears different robes but is just as blind in Ong Keng Sen's multi-cultural stage play which condenses one of William Shakespeare's most famous,and most internationally appreciated ...
Pieces of Eight!
13/06/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

Pieces of Eight!

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the pirate treasure just found near Madagascar.
Guédiguian's film 'Une histoire de fou' raises questions about armed struggles
10/06/2015 - Culture in France

Guédiguian's film 'Une histoire de fou' raises questions about armed struggles

RFI digs into the historical side of a French film called Une Histoire de Fou - The Boy Must be Mad. It stars Simon Abkarian and had its first screening at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
Anish Kapoor's Dirty Corner in the gardens of the Versailles Château
06/06/2015 - FRANCE - Britain

'Queen's vagina' sculpture at Versailles angers French hard right

British-Indian artist Anish Kapoor has angered French right-wingers by placing a sculpture he has described as "the queen's vagina" in the gardens of the historic Versailles château.
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