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Marseille - Mahgreb Rap, Algerian Rai, Pacific Creole, Congolese Rumba

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1 hour, 45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 05 March 2006

Always a fan of the cultural mix to be found in port towns, Andy went to the biggest port in Europe - Marseille, allegedly the most racially harmonious of all of France's cities, and home to musicians from around the globe.

From medieval Occitan polyphony and reggae, to Maghreb rap and a piano-playing godfather of Algerian Rai, taking in Pacific Creole and Congolese rumba à la sauce provencale, Andy uncovers a powerful sense of a personal and musical identity which is unique to Marseille.

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