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Jude Law

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 24 November 2013

We meet Somi, the first East-African musician signed to a major record label. Also, with the international release of the film The Butler we explore the advances made by African-Americans in culture – and how far there is to go. The director, Lee Daniels, tells us that to succeed as an African-American artist you must pretend that racism does not exist. In music, Alvin Hall traces the birth of hip hop and asks whether, with the success of entrepreneurs like Jay Z, African-Americans are now powerful business players.

Jude Law explains that as his hairline recedes, the offers for better acting roles advance. And, we get news of a new literary prize in China. Plus, photographer Jimmy Nelson talks about meeting Monglolian Kazakhs on the mountain top at dawn, as he captures the traditions of tribal cultures.

Music and featured items

18 items
  • Image for Chad Hobson

    Chad Hobson Hemingway Clubbing

    Dom Hemingway Original Soundtrack, UMGI - Fontana

  • Image for Derek Gripper

    Derek Gripper Jarabi (Passion)

    New Cape Records

  • Image for Somi

    Somi Ingele

    Palmetto Records

  • Image for Rodrigo Leão

    Rodrigo Leão Louis Leaves

    The Butler Original Soundtrack, Decca (UMO)

  • Image for Rolfe Kent

    Rolfe Kent Lester's Revenge

    Dom Hemingway (Original Motion Soundtrack), UMGI - Fontana International

  • Image for Somi

    Somi Ginger Me Slowly

  • Image for Trouble Funk

    Trouble Funk Drop the Bomb

    Funky Delacacie

  • Image for James Brown

    James Brown The Boss

    Commercial Marketing

  • Image for KRS-One

    KRS-One Outta Here

    Sony Music CMG

  • Image for Rodrigo Leão

    Rodrigo Leão 1926

    The Butler Original Soundtrack, Decca UMO

  • Image for Rodrigo Leão

    Rodrigo Leão Civil Rights

    The Butler Original Soundtrack, Decca UMO

  • Image for 萨顶顶

    萨顶顶 Holy Incense

    Wrasse Records

  • Chapters

    • Jimmy Nelson

      The photographer talks about documenting vanishing indigenous tribes

  • Jude Law

    The actor talks about his latest film, Dom Hemingway

  • Somi

    The east African singer talks about her music

  • Who Sold the Soul?

    Alvin Hall traces the birth of hip hop

  • Lee Daniels

    The director talks about his latest release, The Butler

  • Linda Kennedy

    News from Hong Kong of the World Readers' Award


Presenter Nikki Bedi

Nikki Bedi

Nikki curates, writes and presents The Arts Hour. Find out about her other work.


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