Algiers’ new album: From anxiety and alienation to hope
11 January 2020 | 2:04 pm
Algiers' new album: From anxiety and alienation to hope
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20 Dec 2020
K-pop sensation BTS hold a press conference as they release their highly anticipated new album to a deluge of fan excitement and acclaim.
25 Nov 2020
France-based American jazz trumpeter Hermon Mehari has released a powerful second record called "A Change for the Dreamlike". Recorded in the French countryside during the first lockdown, it's more personal than his 2017 debut record "Bleu". He describes it as a "modern mixtape of dreams". Mehari drew inspiration from his childhood in the American Midwest as well as his family history. He tells FRANCE 24's Florence Villeminot about the track "A Conversation with My Uncle", where he plays along to a story his uncle tells about his father escaping Eritrea.
28 Jan 2021
The Starboy hitmaker has listed the career-spanning collection on his official website, with a release date of the 5th February.
4 Feb 2021
Have you listened to Joe Boyofficial's debut album Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic? In this chat with The Guardian Life, he reveals his favorite track off SBBM, do you agree with him?
16 Mar 2021
Another school has been targeted by kidnappers in Nigeria's northwest; three teachers were abducted in Kaduna state after gunmen raided a primary school. And Human Rights Watch is calling on the UN to do more to hold Cameroonian Anglophone separatists accountable for the ramped up attacks and abductions of civilians. And Burna Boy's star burns brighter than ever. The Nigerian rapper is ecstatic after taking home his first Grammy award. In accepting the trophy for Best Global Music Album, he has dedicated his win to Africans around the world.
6 Apr 2021
British grime artist Slowthai is known for his provocative live performances and politically aware lyrics. His first album, the outward-looking "Nothing Great About Britain", was greeted positively by critics and music fans alike and propelled to the top of the UK's urban music scene. FRANCE 24 caught up with him to discuss his new introspective offering, "Tyron".
8 May 2021
In 2015, childhood friends Victor Solf and Simon Carpentier formed the neo-soul duo "Her". The band enjoyed a successful run on the French music scene but Carpentier tragically passed away in 2017, just before the release of the band's self-titled debut LP. After leading a tour for the record, Victor Solf decided to move on. He's just released his first solo album in his name, entitled "Still. There's Hope". He tells FRANCE 24's Florence Villeminot about his desire to celebrate life and why he decided to go solo.
14 Sep 2021
Fans of ABBA in Stockholm outside a museum dedicated to the group say they are thrilled after the Swedish superstars announced a musical comeback with a new album and a London show featuring their performances captured by digital avatars.
12 Sep 2021
In an industry dominated by loud pop, Saint Sister's unique sound sticks out. The Northern Irish duo have been gaining a lot of attention since they met in Dublin in 2014. They were voted "Best Irish Act" by the readers of The Irish Times in 2016 and their 2018 debut album, "Shape of Silence", was nominated for the Choice Music Prize. They recently released a powerful sophomore album entitled "Where I Should End".
21 Sep 2021
British electronic duo Jungle appeared out of nowhere in late 2013 as a mystery group, but their slick funk-pop singles quickly propelled them to fame. Their 2014 self-titled debut album was certified Gold in the UK and their follow up album "For Ever" confirmed their success around the world. This summer, they released their third studio album "Loving in Stereo", a collection of wall-to-wall bangers bursting with life. Josh Lloyd-Watson sat down with FRANCE 24's Florence Villeminot to talk about what inspired this 13-track bundle of love.
10 Oct 2021
Quebec-based singer-songwriter Hubert Lenoir shot onto the scene with his debut solo album "Darlène", a glam rock psychedelic postmodern opera that was shortlisted for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize. He’s back with a very personal sophomore album entitled "PICTURA DE IPSE : Musique directe". This musical autobiography is a tribute to the "cinéma direct" movement, which started in Québec at the end of the 1950s.
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Economist Jayati Gosh believes a windfall tax is a "no-brainer". "The difficulty is how do you establish how much is windfall? It's very complicated," Ghosh tells FRANCE 24. She is a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the newly appointed co-chair of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation.
55 mins ago
Sweden's Riksbank has kicked off what's expected to be a series of interest rate hikes around the world, as central banks struggle to curb inflation. The 100 basis point hike is Sweden's biggest in three decades, in response to a cost-of-living crisis that's affecting households and businesses.
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Hurricane Fiona has hit Canada's Atlantic coast with strong rains and wind after brushing past Bermuda. Experts say it could become one of the most severe storms Canada has ever seen.
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Seven months since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, repairing worn-out Western weapons is becoming increasingly important. The workshop for doing so is to be built on the Polish-Ukrainian border.
2 hours ago
The Iranian president has called for action to be taken against widespread protests following the death of a young woman.
3 hours ago
Giorgia Meloni, leading a center-right coalition, is on track to become Italy's first woman prime minister ever and its first far-right leader since Benito Mussolini. The main center-left group has conceded defeat.