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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.

Radio France Internationale

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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

Radio France Internationale

Written by Daniel Finnan

23 May 2010 at 13:13

Unlikely couples in Paris on Valentine’s Day

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Musicians and Performers at the Carnaval de Paris

Musicians and Performers at the Carnaval de Paris

For this year’s Valentine’s Day, where else would you find improbable couples such as monks, nuns and prostitutes? At the Carnaval de Paris – a vibrant mix of musicians and performers who are entertaining Parisians on Sunday alongside giant statues and carnival floats.

Radio Report: Focus on France

Radio France Internationale

Written by Daniel Finnan

14 February 2010 at 17:01

Nuit Electro at the Grand Palais, Paris

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Nuit Electro at the Grand Palais, Paris, Dan Finnan.

On Friday 25 September the 19th century Grand Palais was transformed into a futuristic club complete with fantastic lights and amazing decorations.

French mobile phone provider SFR put on a programme of French electro and international dance music that kept clubbers dancing all night.

Under the glass-panelled roof of the majestic structure there was no shortage of DJs and dance acts, including – Étienne de Crecy, Mondkopf, Naïve New Beaters, Felix Da Housecat, DJ Hell, Pony Pony Run Run and Birdy Nam Nam.

Radio France Internationale

Written by Daniel Finnan

25 September 2009 at 23:00

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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Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

30 June 2009 at 19:05