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FESPACO: The 23rd African film festival comes to a close

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 04 March 2013

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

The 23rd FESPACO festival, held in Burkino Faso, has just ended. It's the largest film festival in Africa, and the winner of this year's top prize has just been announced. FABRIC-ATION, at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, is the most extensive exhibition of the British Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare's work to date. It features over 30 vibrant works and includes the premiere of Shonibare's Wind Sculptures, six metre high sculptures which look like giant pieces of batik fluttering in the wind. Art critic Louisa Buck assesses Yinka's work; and Tel Aviv-born writer and jazz saxophonist Gilad Atzmon selects his choice of music which, for him, sum up the country of his birth Israel.

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  • FESPACO

    The 23rd FESPACO festival, held in Burkino Faso, has just ended.

  • Yinka Shonibare

    Two exhibitions open of the British Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare's work.

  • Hear My Country - Gilad Atzmon

    Tel Aviv-born writer and jazz saxophonist Gilad Atzmon selects his choice of music.

  • Hear My Country - Gilad Atzmon

    Gilad Atzmon

    Tel Aviv-born writer and jazz saxophonist Gilad Atzmon selects his choice of music  which, for him, sum up the country of his birth Israel. 


    The tracks featured were:


    Ho Lo Yada Et Shma performed by Lehakat Hanachal

     

    Hatamnoon Haiter performed by Kaverert, taken from 'Poogy In A Pita'  (1974)

     

    'Get Used to Her' performed by Etti Ankri , taken from 'I Can See It in Your Eyes

     

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