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Thursday 13 October 2011

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Presented by Lawrence Pollard.

Today's programme includes an interview with playwright Katori Hall and Fatoumata Diawara on her debut album and the role of women in Malian music.

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  • Katori Hall

    Award-winning playwright Katori Hall discusses her play The Mountaintop which re-imagines the night before Martin King's assassination in 1968.

  • Fatoumata Diawara

    She talks to us about her beautiful debut album, the role of women in Malian music, the politics behind her songs and funk

  • Angela Bassett lands Broadway role

    Angela Bassett lands Broadway role

    Malcom X actress Angela Bassett has signed up to star opposite Samuel L Jackson in the Broadway production of The Mountaintop by Katori Hall

    Read more on the BBC News website



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