Dolly Parton, Placido Domingo, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Dolly Parton describes the journey from a Tennessee mountain shack to becoming Queen of Nashville. Placido Domingo discusses conducting Tosca instead of singing it. Dasha Lisitsina reports on the Moscow Film Festival. There is an interview with Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, the winner of this year’s Commonwealth Short Story writers’ prize, ballerina Tamara Rojo explores the animalistic side of dance, and American-Iranian author Porochista Khakpou explains that her latest novel about a feral child is based on the 10th Century Persian epic The Shahnameh. We journey to a remote village in Uganda to hear the gourd trumpets which have been preserved by Unesco and the Flamenco superstar Paco Peña talks about the electric effect of marrying Flamenco with Christianity.
(Photo:Dolly Parton (c) Rick Diamond, Placido Domingo (c) Monika Fellner, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi)