Main content


Oumou Sangaré and Béla Fleck, Read My Country from Argentina and a musical tribute to Marvin Hamlisch.

The best of the world's arts, film, music and literature brought to you every day.

Presented by Mark Coles.

On today's programme, we hear from Mali's Oumou Sangare and the world's premier banjo player, Bela Fleck about their special musical collaboration, Argentinian author Carlos Gamerro introduces his selection of books that best represent his country in the return of the occasional series Read My Country and our tribute to Marvin Hamlisch.

(Image: Oumou Sangare. Credit: Pierre Emmanuel Rastoin)

Available now

18 minutes

Last on

Thu 9 Aug 2012 08:32GMT


  • Oumou Sangaré and Béla Fleck

    An interview with Mali's songbird, Oumou Sangaré and the world's premier banjo player, Béla Fleck about their special musical collaboration.

    Duration: 04:56

  • Read My Country

    Argentine novelist Carlos Gamerro reveals the three novels which he believes give a unique insight into the identity and culture of his home country.

    Duration: 09:15

  • A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch

    A musical tribute to the composer Marvin Hamlisch, who died on Monday.

    Duration: 02:53


  • Wed 8 Aug 2012 14:32GMT
  • Wed 8 Aug 2012 22:32GMT
  • Thu 9 Aug 2012 02:32GMT
  • Thu 9 Aug 2012 08:32GMT