The Monocle Arts Review

From Taylor Swift to Sarajevo

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8 September 2017

Episode 538

43 minutes

In the studio this week are Will Hodgkinson, chief rock and pop critic for ‘The Times’, and Alice Vincent, arts and entertainment writer for ‘The Telegraph’. They talk music and television with Monocle’s Tom Edwards. Plus: South Korean music, Sarajevo’s art scene and the charts in China.

8 September 2017

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Will Hodgkinson’s music review

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Will Hodgkinson, chief rock and pop critic for ‘The Times’, discusses the media frenzy around Taylor Swift’s latest single and tells us why we should listen to ‘Hippopotamus’, the twenty-sixth album from Sparks.

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Mikser House, Sarajevo

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Mikser House was one of the biggest cultural players in Belgrade. Over its five years there it was at the centre of the revival of the city’s Savamala neighbourhood. The venue made stylish use of the area’s industrial heritage and its programmes brought Belgraders the best in design, performance and debate on a range of important issues. Now it’s heading to Sarajevo, where it hopes to revitalise the Bosnian capital’s art scene. Guy de Launey reports.

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Alice Vincent’s TV review

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We channel-hop with arts and entertainment writer for ‘The Telegraph’ Alice Vincent, who has been watching ‘The Great British Bake Off’ and Netflix’s ‘Ozark’.

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K-Music, London

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K-Music is London’s festival of South Korean sound, which explores the country’s musical history beyond its K-pop chart hits. Over one month musicians from South Korea will play to UK crowds in venues across the capital. Paul Wadey from the Korean Cultural Centre in London is one of the festival’s organisers. He tells Fernando Augusto Pacheco more.

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The Global Countdown: China

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Bill Leuty stands in for Fernando Augusto Pacheco this week and gives us the lowdown on China’s V Chart.

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