Robert Forster, this month’s books and Argentina’s new music tour
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15 September 2017
Matt Alagiah is joined by writer Mark Mason and online editor for 'The Bookseller' Sarah Shaffi to discuss this month's book releases. Plus: we head to Buenos Aires to learn about cumbia music and Go-Betweens band member Robert Forster tells us about his new book ‘Grant & I’.
15 September 2017
Maggie O’Farrell's memoir ‘I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death’, Omar El Akkad’s novel ‘American War’; Jeremy Vine’s ‘What I Learnt: What my Listeners Say – and Why we Should Take Notice’; and pintsize history of the world ‘Beeronomics’.
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This musical genre is universally popular across Latin America. Based on a catchy, danceable beat, it has crossed borders and evolved into distinct regional flavours. A new cultural tour in Buenos Aires is taking visitors on a musical trip through its origins; reporter Frederick Bernas joins them.
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