The Strand - Monday 17th August 2009

The best of the world's arts, film, music, literature and music brought to you every day. Presented by Harriett Gilbert.

Le Clezio
The enigmatic French- Mauritian Nobel discusses the first translation into english of his book "desert".

We review Home, a new film starring Isabelle Huppert as the mother of a family whose lives are turned upside down when a major motorway is constructed right outside their house.

Blind Blake
Few musicians achieve wealth and fame by playing in market places and the lobbies of hotels. But Blind Blake from the Bahamas became a local celebrity by entertaining visiting millionaires and royalty in some of the islands' loucher venues. Although he died in 1985, Blind Blake is still held in affection for songs which chronicled Bahamian life and are now compiled in a new CD.

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28 minutes

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Tue 18 Aug 2009 11:32 GMT