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Sri Lankan music artist, Ashanthi

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First broadcast:
Tuesday 06 November 2012

Presented by Anna McNamee. Today’s programme includes Sri Lankan music artist Ashanthi; Chinese dissident literature; and the Art that Germany wants to forget.

In China sales of so-called dissident literature are on the rise. Chinese tourists from the mainland are flocking to independent bookshops in Hong Kong to read banned books and profits for the booksellers are rocketing. We find out more from Linda Kennedy in Hong Kong.

3 exhibitions opening across the country contrast State with Non-conformist art from the old East Germany. What happened to it after the Wall came down?

Ashanthi is the only female Sri Lankan artist signed to an international record label, and her latest album (in English and Sinhalese) is beginning to attract attention form R+B fans around the world.



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