Notre-Dame and the art that changes us
We reflect on the power of art and culture to change the way we see the world.
This week, we reflect on the power of art and culture to change the way we see the world.
It’s a building that has been a source of inspiration for musicians, painters and writers for nine centuries. Following the devastating fire earlier this week the Parisian writer, Agnes Poirier reflects on what Notre-Dame means to her, her city and the culture of France.
Has watching a band live onstage ever changed your outlook on life? Cameroonian musician Blick Bassy tells The Cultural Frontline why seeing the group Les Têtes Brulées perform their unique blend of traditional Bikutsi rhythms and live electric guitar taught him how to be himself.
What happens when you lose the art that you lived for? The pioneering Japanese dancer Mana Hashimoto shares the story of how she reinvented her life and her dance practice after she lost her sight.
Plus we hit the streets of Lagos and Nairobi to hear from both cities’ citizens about the art that has changed their lives.
Presented by Mugabi Turya
Produced by Mugabi Turya, Lucy Collingwood and Nancy Bennie
Image: View from the Notre Dame, Paris. Credit: Getty Images
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