The Monocle Arts Review
Cannes Film Festival 2017
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2 June 2017
Tom Edwards is joined in the studio by film critics Anna Smith and Tim Robey to wrap up this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Elsewhere on the show we find out about a new book, ‘The Poetry of Pop’, and chat to Turkish musicians Baba Zula about making music in an uneasy political climate.
2 June 2017
From Nicole Kidman to Netflix, the Palme d’Or to the Palm Dog, Tom Edwards discusses the big stories from year’s Cannes Film Festival with critics Tim Robey and Anna Smith.
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‘The Poetry of Pop’
‘The Poetry of Pop’ is a new book by the writer Adam Bradley that explores the poetic genius of pop music. Venturing from 20th-century Delta blues to 21st-century global hits, Bradley examines song lyrics across music genres. He speaks to Monocle 24’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco.
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Photo: Thorsten Krienke/flickr
For 20 years, the legendary Istanbul underground band Baba Zula has been turning heads across Europe with its unique blend of psychedelia, dub and Turkish folk music. To celebrate its two decades of making music that’s both dance-ably crowd-pleasing and restlessly experimental, the band has just released its latest record ‘XX’. Monocle 24 correspondent Chris Frey recently sat down with frontman Murat Ertel in Istanbul to talk about Turkey’s repressive political climate and the risks for those who speak and sing their minds freely.
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