DMX’s family hold vigil outside hospital, as rapper in critical condition
Family and fans of rapper DMX gather for a prayer and tribute outside White Plains Hospital where the 50-year-old New Yorker has been on life support since a heart attack last Friday. "There's no artist better than X, that got a heart like that you know," says a friend of the rapper.
Music show: Slowthai on his new album, cancel culture and his love of French hip-hop
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".
Coronavirus: Barcelona holds music concert with 5,000 to test hygiene measures
A concert by the band Love of Lesbians was held with an audience of 5,000 to test whether such an event can be held with strict hygiene measures. Audience members were screened before attending at three testing centers.
Masked but not mute, the choir still resonates at the Paris Opera
Working in a tight-knit group, the choral artists of the Paris Opera have agreed to sing wearing facemasks, in addition to undergoing regular PCR tests, in order to continue accompanying soloists. from the dress rehearsal of Faust, an opera by Charles Gounod
Burna Boy's star shines bright - Across Africa
Burna Boy's star burns brighter than ever. The Nigerian rapper is ecstatic as he takes home his first Grammy Award. Also, a rare female Malian rapper is using her experience to inspire other women in an industry in which there are very few voices like hers. And tens of thousands of Nigerians who fled to Cameroon to escape Boko Haram insurgents are now hoping they can return home.
French guitarist Samuel Strouk on composing classical music of the future
Samuel Strouk is a vagabond composer and instrumentalist. Classically trained, he is constantly forging new horizons and creating new musical landscapes. He has just released a new album called “Nouveaux Mondes” (New Worlds) where he blends the rigour of classical music with the wild improvisation of jazz. Strouk speaks to FRANCE 24’s Florence Villeminot about his new opus, as well his new musical streaming service, Music iN, which aims to put artists first. We also take a look at new releases by tUnE-yArDs, Xiu Xiu and First Aid Kit.
Bonnie Tyler: The best is yet to come
She has one of the most distinctive voices in the world. Bonnie Tyler has been performing for 50 years with adored songs like "Total Eclipse of the Heart", "Lost in France" and "I Need a Hero". She speaks to Eve Jackson about her fabulously upbeat new album, "The Best is Yet to Come", being in Portugal since the pandemic started and why she can't wait to meet her fans again. Bonnie also answers some fans questions sent to us on Twitter.
Film show: The Nigerian-Indian cross cultural romance 'Namaste Wahala'
Star of Neflix rom-com “Namaste Wahala”, Ini Dima-Okojie speaks to film critic Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson about the success of the movie about an Indian man and a Nigerian woman who fall in love, and how their relationship develops in the face of cultural differences. We review the French Oscars, the César Awards ceremony which took place at the weekend with a socially distanced audience of 150 people - nominees and presenters only. Albert Dupontel's "Adieu les cons" or “Bye Bye Morons” won seven prizes, including Best Film and Best Director.