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Gina McKee and Christopher Hampton, Rokia Traore, The body in ancient Egypt

Arts news, interviews and reviews, including Gina McKee and Christopher Hampton on The Mother, Malian singer Rokia Traore and the day-to-day routines of ancient Egyptians.

Gina McKee and Christopher Hampton on French playwright Florian Zeller's The Mother, which explores a mother's depression after her son leaves home.

The award-winning Malian singer-songwriter Rokia Traoré discusses her new album Né So.

A new exhibition revealing the day-to-day routines of ancient Egyptians and a link with fashion today.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Gina McKee and Christopher Hampton

    Duration: 08:21

  • The body in ancient Egypt

    Duration: 07:52

  • Covering up culture

    Duration: 03:31

  • Rokia Traoré

    Duration: 07:40

The Mother

The Mother

The Mother is running at the Tricycle Theatre in London until 5 March.

Photo Credit (Left and Main Image): Mark Douet.

Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt

Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt

Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt is on at Two Temple Place in London from 30 January until 24 April.

Image Credit: Courtesy of Two Temple Place and Ipswich Museum.

Rokia Traoré – Né So

Rokia Traoré – Né So

Rokia Traoré's new album Né So is available from 12 February, released by Nonesuch Records, and she is playing at the Roundhouse in London on 6 February.

Photo Credit: Danny Willems.

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Interviewed Guest Gina McKee
Interviewed Guest Christopher Hampton
Interviewed Guest Rokia Traore

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