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31/08/2012

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 31 August 2012

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

Presented by Harriett Gilbert.

On today's programme: Two cultures meet up in London and musicians from two continents create an exciting blend - we hear from award-winning percussionist Kuljit Bhamra and Abdulkarim Raas (pictured).

American designer Scott Summit is transforming artificial limbs into works of art that express the wearer's personality. Nomads and Networks - an exhibition looking at the art and culture of Kazakhstan opens in Washington DC, showing a long tradition of craft and beauty.

Image: Kuljit Bhamra on tabla and Abdulkarim Raas on Oud.
Photo credit: Ammy Phull

Chapters

3 items
  • Somali Party Southall

    Two cultures meet up in London, and musicians from two continents create an exciting blend; We hear from award-winning percussionist Kuljit Bhamra and Abdulkarim Raas.

  • Arty Artificial Legs

    Prosthetic limbs have traditionally been designed for function rather than beauty. Now an American designer is transforming artificial limbs into works of art that express the wearer's personality.

  • Art of Kazakhstan

    Nomads and Networks: an exhibition looking at the Art and Culture of Kazakhstan opens in Washington D.C., showing a long tradition of craft and beauty.

  • Arty artificial limbs

    Arty artificial limbs

    Fairings are modelled on the shape of the user's working leg where possible.

    By Bespoke Innovations

  • A prosthetic style statement

    A prosthetic style statement

    By Bespoke Innovations

  • Personalised patterns

    Personalised patterns

    By Bespoke Innovations

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