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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 17 August 2014

We have South Africa's a capella choir Ladysmith Smith Black Mambazo performing.

Maverick film director Michel Gondry reveals how he creates his film soundtracks.

Gallery owner Pearl Lam talks about her struggle to become a Chinese art entrepreneur.

We take a look at the life of Cotton Club singer and dancer turned Hollywood actress and civil rights activist Lena Horne.

And the street art that was initially seen as subway vandalism - the graffiti kings of New York remember their heyday and the risks they took.

We also pay tribute to Hollywood comedian and Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams.

Image: Ladysmith Black Mambazo in Inala, performed with dancers from Rambert and The Royal Ballet at the Edinburgh International Festival 2014
Photo credit: Giulietta Verdon Roe

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Presenter Nikki Bedi

Nikki Bedi

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


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