Helon Habila chooses the three books which represent his country, Nigeria.
Founding member Reuben Koroma tells us his story.
Mark talks to the artist Spencer Tunick.
Musicians from across the world all brought together to promote peace.
Read My Country
Novelist Helon Habila chooses the three books which he believes give the best insight into the identity and culture of his home country, Nigeria.
His choices are:
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
The Man Died by Wole Soyinka
The Famished Road by Ben Okri
SIERRA LEONE REFUGEE ALLSTARS
Photo courtesy of Getty images
Formed in a refugee camp in the Republic of Guinea by musicians escaping the civil war in their home country of Sierra leone, this band and their inspirational story came to the attention of a North American documentary crew whose subsequent film has brought them global success and acclaim. Founding member Reuben Koroma tells us his story.
The American artist Spencer Tunick has been photographing huge voluntary nude crowds since the 1990s, with locations as diverse as a glacier to the Sydney Opera House. This weekend he is moving in colour for the first time, photographing his first scene of painted nudes at the Big Chill Festival at the UK. Mark talks to the artist Spencer Tunick.The Big Chill Festival
The World Orchestra for Peace at the BBC Proms
Photo of Valery Gregiev courtesy of Getty ImagesThe World Orchestra for Peace on the BBC Proms
"The best musicians from the world's best orchestras" all brought together to promote peace - this is the ambitious goal of the World Orchestra for Peace. It was founded in 1995 by the late Sir Georg Solti, and today is led by the Russian conductor Valery Gergiev. On stage at the Proms this week they will be marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gustav Mahler, by playing the 4th and 5th symphonies of the Austrian composer.
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