This edition: February 2016 (In French with English Subtitles)Tweet
Original tape date: February 24, 2016.
First aired: February 25, 2016.
Mundial Montreal the Quebec promoter and programmer, came to Drom in New York City to showcase world music. The night began with aboriginal cellist, Cris Derksen weaving classical and aboriginal traditions. Later on, Senegalese-born and Quebec-based percussionist Elage Diouf, played blues and Asiko beats and ended with a tribute to Nelson Mandela.
The Tunisian Union UGTT, the main political organization behind the 2013 national dialogue was one of the four recipients of the 2015 Nobel Peace prize. Hela Yousfi's new book "UGTT a Tunisian passion" provides historical context and sheds light on the complex role the union played in post-2011 Tunisia. Yousfi recalls the 2013 political crisis and its resolution. She explains why the Nobel Peace prize has been criticized by the main actors of the revolution.
At the time when cultural institutions in New York celebrate the one year anniversary of the passing of Algerian author Assia Djebar, Canape wanted to revisit an interview with the novelist that aired almost 20 years ago. She was on her way to Boston to receive the Marguerite Yourcenar prize. She stopped by in New York and spoke to canape about her ambiguous relationship with the French language as illustrated in her short novel "Oran langue morte".
Jacques Rivette, one of the founders of the French new wave, passed last month. Canape had the chance to meet with Rivette on the occasion of the American release of his movie "who knows".
Jeanne Balibar Actress
Cris Derksen Musician
Elage Diouf Musician
Jacques Rivette Film Director
Hela Yousfi Author