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Ibrahim Maalouf

18 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 21 February 2013

Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf’s latest album is a tribute to Miles Davis’ classic A Lift to the Scaffold, engaging the spirit and giving it an Arabic twist.

We meet Martin Suter, Switzerland’s most popular writer, and hear about his latest book The Chef.

Oscar nominations - Denmark's 'A Royal Affair'
An epic 18th Century historical drama about the love triangle between a German doctor, the queen of Denmark and her deranged king. Danish Radio's Per Juul Carlsen on whether it deserves to win.

Also Former Soft Machine drummer Robert Wyatt pays tribute to his bandmate Kevin Ayers, who has just died at the age of 68.

Picture of Ibrahim Maalouf: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images.


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  • Martin Suter

    Switzerland’s most popular writer talks about his latest book The Chef.

  • Ibrahim Maalouf

    The Lebanese trumpeter brings Arabic scales to 1950s style jazz.

  • A Royal Affair'

    The Danish film bidding for Oscar glory

  • Kevin Ayers

    Former Soft Machine drummer Robert Wyatt pays tribute to his bandmate.



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