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Lauren Laverne and the best music of 2016

Kate Tempest and musical highlights from Woman's Hour this year.

Lauren Laverne talks to Kate Tempest about her album 'Let Them Eat Chaos' and her work including the novel 'The Bricks That Built The Houses' and her Ted Hughes Award winning poetry collection 'Brand New Ancients'.

The author and journalist Dorian Lynskey joins Lauren to talk about the work of Bobbie Gentry who was a multi million selling, Grammy Award winning, singer songwriter of hits such as Ode to Billie Joe and Fancy who retired from the music business at the height of her fame.

Lauren picked out some of favorite performances and interviews from the musicians who have appeared on Woman's Hour this year:

The Danish singer Agnes Obel talked about her new album Citizen of Glass.

Shirley Collins was a star folksinger in the 1960s singing on, among other things, the iconic 'Red Roses' album with The Albion Band. She lost her voice in 1982 and only this year, at the age of 81, has returned to performing with her new album Lodestar.

Multi award winning singer songwriter Laura Mvula talked about tracks on her new album, The Dreaming Room.

Shiva Feshareki spoke about the pioneering musician Daphne Oram who was one of the directors of the Radiophonic Workshop.

Lauren has created a playlist of her favorite tracks by women released in 2016. Links to the playlist are on the Woman's Hour Website.

Presenter: Lauren Laverne
Producer: Eleanor Garland
Interviewed guest: Kate Tempest
Interview guest: Dorian Lynskey
Interviewed guest: Agnes Obel
Interviewed guest: Shirley Collins
Interviewed guest: Laura Mvula
Interviewed guest: Shiva Feshareki.

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Presenter Lauren Laverne
Producer Eleanor Garland
Interviewed Guest Kate Tempest
Interviewed Guest Dorian Lynskey
Interviewed Guest Agnes Obel
Interviewed Guest Shirley Collins
Interviewed Guest Laura Mvula
Interviewed Guest Shiva Feshareki


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