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Dele Sosimi, Juliette Binoche, Beardyman

"Everything in Europe, America, Asia is upside down.' - Dele Sosimi

French film star Juliette Binoche discusses playing Sophocles’ tragic heroine Antigone. Nigerian musician Dele Sosimi explains why Afrobeat is a serious business for him and beatboxing star Beardyman performs. Writer Colm Toibin reflects on setting his books in Ireland but living away from it; Cuban female hip hop duo La Reyna y La Real explain their feminist mission; we hear about a production of Lionel Bart’s musical Oliver opening in Amman and featuring a cast of Syrian refugee children; Pakistani musician and actor Adnan Sarwar describes directing, writing and starring in his film about the boxer Shah Hussain; we hear from the singer known as the Hasidic Lady Gaga and Hanja Kochansky remembers working as an extra on the film Cleopatra and witnessing Liz Taylor’s famous rows with Richard Burton.

(Photo shows: Dele Sosimi (c) Manuel Toledo, Juliette Binoche (c) Lionel Bonaventure/Getty, Beardyman (c) Tim Whitby/Getty)

50 minutes

Last on

Tue 1 Sep 2015 01:06GMT

Music and featured items

  • Juliette Binoche

    The French film star talks about playing Antigone in the Sophocles play

    Duration: 09:00

  • Dele Sosimi

    The Nigerian musician on what needs to be said through music

    Duration: 04:54

  • Fifteen Seconds of Fame

    Hanja Kochansky rubbed shoulders with Richard Burton in the film Cleopatra,

    Duration: 04:00

  • Beardyman

    Darren Foreman has combined beat boxing with comedy

    Duration: 05:04

  • Colm Toibin

    The Irish author on a happy people with a dark literature

    Duration: 07:50

  • Cuban Overture

    La Reyna y La Real are a hip hop duo who address issues facing Cuban women

    Duration: 04:56

  • Adnan Sarwar

    Adnan Sarwar talks about 'Shah', new movie about Pakistani boxer, Hussain Shah

    Duration: 04:26

  • Oliver! in Amman

    Charlotte Eagar discusses staging the musical Oliver! in Amman

    Duration: 04:05

  • Hasidic Lady Gaga

    Interview with Lipa Schmeltzer, a Hasidic popstar

    Duration: 01:43

  • La Reina y La Real

    Vivo La Vida Como Yo

  • Rachel Portman

    Chocolat film score

  • The Dhol Foundation

    After the Rain

  • Lipa

    Bu 'Ah

  • Dele Sosimi

    E Go Betta

  • Alex North

    Cleopatra film score

  • Leos Janáček

    Il Molto Adagio

  • Irene Cara


  • Lionel Bart

    Never Before Has a Boy Asked for More

  • Lionel Bart

    You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two