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Tony Allen, Rob Sears and Emmy the Great

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1 October 2017

Episode 430

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Music legend Tony Allen on his new album ‘The Source’ and his long and varied career. Plus: writer Rob Sears, creator of new book ‘The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump’, explains why the US president’s social-media outbursts are an inspiration to him, and we welcome back musician Emmy the Great to discuss why she’s helping put the words of Jane Austen to music.

1 October 2017

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Introduction

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Monocle’s Henry Rees-Sheridan joins Tom Edwards and Rob Bound to look back at last week and onwards to the next.

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Tony Allen

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Not only is drummer Tony Allen a pivotal figure in the afrobeat genre but his work and influence can be found across the worlds of pop, dance and jazz. He speaks to Andrew Mueller about his new album ‘The Source’.

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Rob Sears

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Writer and creative Rob Sears has used the US president’s past utterances as inspiration for his new book ‘The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump’.

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Emmy the Great

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Along with stand-up comedian Sara Pascoe and theatre-director Susannah Tresilian, musician and writer Emmy the Great (also known as Emma-Lee Moss) is putting Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ to music – and adding a few laughs.

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