The award winning American Mezzo Soprano Joyce DiDonato discusses her latest CD of Rossini arias, why the composer has been important in her singing career and how she took London's Royal Opera House by storm earlier this year when, despite breaking her leg, she continued the run in a wheelchair.www.joycedidonato.com
Rossini: Colbran the Muse 50999 6945790 6 is released on Virgin Classics
Day Labourer Theatre Company
In Los Angeles, a hub for documented and undocumented immigrants, the day labourer community has been hit hard by the economic downturn. A recently formed theatre group (Teatro Jornaleros Sin Fronteras - Day Laborer Theater Without Borders) has been created by and for day labourer intending that their art will provide education and comic relief for their audience. Laura Hubber went to meet them and watch them in action
British Somali writer Nadifa Mohammed discusses Black Mamba Boy, her novelistic retelling of her own father's life and his extraordinary journey across East Africa in the 1930's searching for his father.
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