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Tuesday 30 March 2010

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Tuesday 30 March 2010

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

On today's programme: Humana Festival, David Adjaye, Kick Ass and Abdullah Ibrahim.

Photo of Asmara in Eritrea by David Adjaye.


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  • Humana Theatre Festival

    James Gordon talks to Mark Coles about the American Festival.

  • David Adjaye

    The architect on a photographic journey to document African cities.

  • Kick-Ass

    Nigel Floyd reviews the controversial comic book movie.

  • Abdullah Ibrahim

    The South African pianist talks us through his new album.

  • David Adjaye

    David Adjaye

    Photo of building in Lusaka, Zambia by David Adjaye.

    When you think of large urban metropolises you probably bring to mind cities like New York, Tokyo, London or Rio de Janeiro. But what about an African metropolis? The architect David Adjaye has stepped out of his usual role of designing buildings to photograph and document cities in Africa.

    Design Museum David Adjaye Exhibition
  • David Adjaye's photograph of Nouakchott, Mauritania

    David Adjaye's photograph of Nouakchott, Mauritania

  • Kick-Ass


    Photo: Daniel Smith.

    British director Matthew Vaughn has adapted the comic book novel 'Kick Ass' into a violent and controversial film, starring Nicolas Cage and newcomer Chloe Moretz who plays the foul-mouthed 11-year-old Hit Girl. Film critic Nigel Floyd tells us why this film matters despite featuring shocking violence and bad language.

  • Abdullah Ibrahim

    The South African pianist is back with a new album made of a selection of his best material re-recorded with the Cologne's WDR orchestra. He talks to Mark Coles about the significance of Bombella and about South Africa's future.



    Scott Organ and Aaron Posner, the writer and director of Phoenix with James Gordon.

    In a rural corner of Kentucky on the edge of what is known in America as the Mid-West is the town of Louisville and it's here that for more than 30 years an annual theatre festival of new plays has become THE place in America to look for new work that is going to become required viewing over the following year. James Gordon talks to Mark Coles from the banks of the Ohio river.

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