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Skunk Anansie and Cypress Hill at Rock en Seine

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Rock en Seine poster

Rock en Seine poster

With a line-up to die for, Paris’ Rock en Seine festival this weekend gives French fans a last chance to party before the hordes return to the capital. Californian hip hop bad boys Cypress Hill told RFI about collaborating with Blink 182’s drummer, while British rockers Skunk Anansie talk about thievery, preaching to the converted and their new album Wonderlustre.

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Written by Daniel Finnan

29 August 2010 at 15:38

Cypress Hill – Love the snails and the dope, but not Arizona’s law

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American Latino hip-hop stars Cypress Hill rocked the stage at the opening night of Paris’s Rock en Seine festival Friday. Before the weed-smoking West Coast bad boys performed to the 35,000-strong French crowd, they talked to RFI about US immigration law, Mexican drug cartels, the possibility of working with Blink 182’s drummer … and eating snails.

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Andre Manoukian talks jazz and philosophy

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Andre Manoukian

Talking at the Paris Saint Germain Des Pres jazz festival

Andre Manoukian is the closest the French have to Simon Cowell. The composer and philosopher, who is a judge on the equivalent to Pop Idol, talked about music, life and why he likes Gilles Deleuze, at the Paris Saint-German-Des-Pres jazz festival, which kicked off last week.

Radio Feature: Culture in France

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Written by Daniel Finnan

23 May 2010 at 13:13

La fête de l’Humanité – A weekend of politics and rock’n’roll

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A political debate taking place

A political debate taking place

Communist, socialist and left-wing organisations gathered in the working class suburb of Le Bourget this weekend for La fête de l’Humanité. Although political debate dominated the agenda – a programme of music, art and theatre pleased the crowds at one of France’s biggest cultural festivals.

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Rock en Seine 2009 – Preview: Last chance to party before the Rentrée

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Main stage at Rock en Seine in 2008

As the sleepy French capital wakes its head from the quiet, humid days of summer, and Parisians return to the city for the so-called rentrée, when French wardrobes miraculously turn from summer to autumn overnight, and the free newspapers return to newsstands at the metro station, there is one last chance to party: the 7th Rock en Seine festival, just outside of Paris in Saint Cloud!

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Written by Daniel Finnan

28 August 2009 at 16:16

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Glastonbury festival 2009 – more than just music

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The 'Other' stage at the Glastonbury festival 2009

The Glastonbury festival has a hippy past stretching back to the 1970s when Michael Eavis decided to turn his farm in Pilton, Somerset into an enormous party. In 2009 it attracted some of the music industry’s hottest acts, but it is more than just music. Besides the anything goes ethos, there’s an agenda for change which embodies the philosophy of one of the world’s largest greenfield festivals.

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Written by Daniel Finnan

30 June 2009 at 19:05