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Strange Birds: Music and West Papuan resistance

2/9/2015
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The power of music in West Papua as a vehicle for dissent and protest is well understood.

Duration: 00:49:32


Lee Grant and The Five Happinesses

2/6/2015
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In late 2013 photographer Lee Grant travelled to Beijing as part of a co-production between Australia and China to photograph, and be photographed.

Duration: 00:11:18


Ngati Skippy - Rachel Buchanan

2/6/2015
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Maori's living in Australia

Duration: 00:16:22


Tusiata Avia - performance poet

2/6/2015
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New Zealand poet Tusiata Avia

Duration: 00:38:22


"That's All Right" and Scotty Moore

1/24/2015
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Just on 60 years ago, Elvis Presley went into Sun Studio in Memphis and recorded his first ever single - “That’s All Right”. Along with his guitarist Scotty Moore, he produced a song that sparked a revolution in rock 'n roll and changed music forever.

Duration: 00:53:49


The Masterpiece - Ken Done

1/23/2015
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The Masterpiece looks at a work of art that is special to a prominent Australian artist, and why. This week, Ken Done reveals his favourite painting.

Duration: 00:14:33


Making Monuments

1/23/2015
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They’re some of our most public artworks, yet memorials must forever be in service to personal memories. So how do artists approach making them?

Duration: 00:14:10


David Campbell sings John Bucchino

1/23/2015
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David Campbell and award-winning American composer John Bucchino perform in the studio for Weekend Arts, and talk us through their creative relationship.

Duration: 00:09:19


Songs of the Silk Road

1/17/2015
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This is the story of The Gramophone Company of London's early 20th century recording trips by donkey-back and train along the Silk Road and of the relationship of the music they recorded onto wax cylinders to Silk Road musicians today.

Duration: 00:53:49


The Masterpiece - Lior

1/16/2015
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Israeli-Australian musician Lior explains why he has chosen Alain de Botton's book Religion for Atheists as his masterpiece.

Duration: 00:08:06


Tamara Dean on photography and art

1/16/2015
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When Fairfax recently took the knife to its photo department, it was the push news photojournalist Tamara Dean needed to fully immerse herself in her critically acclaimed art career. Weekend Arts talks with her about this transition.

Duration: 00:12:54


Multi-Cultural Australia on Stage and Screen

1/16/2015
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Following Andrew Bovell’s keynote speech at the National Play Festival, provoking audiences to address racism on our stages, we ask how Australia can we represented more accurately on stage and screen.

Duration: 00:17:10


Gaspard de la Nuit

1/14/2015
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Why did that very modern 20th-century composer, Maurice Ravel, compose images of spectres, goblins and death? Gaspard de la Nuit is the title of one of the most arresting and spectacularly difficult works ever written for the piano, but this remarkable piano work by Ravel is actually a conversation between the composer and a little-known poet living more that 60 years earlier. And today's Into the Music feature enters into their dialogue—between the words and the music.

Duration: 00:53:49


Black and proud - the music of the Black Panther Party

1/10/2015
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The Black Panther movement was underscored by funk, rhythm and blues and early hip hop.

Duration: 00:53:49


The Masterpiece - Anna Funder

1/9/2015
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This week, award-winning novelist Anna Funder is our guest on The Masterpiece.

Duration: 00:13:14


Josephine Rowe

1/9/2015
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An interview and readings with poet and short-fiction writer Josephine Rowe.

Duration: 00:37:23


Willy Vlautin's 'The Free' illuminates the underdog

1/9/2015
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Willy Vlautin's books capture a quiet America, revealing stories that those of us living outside of it rarely get to hear. The characters we meet are struggling to pay for health care, battling with obesity and living with the effects of war.

Duration: 00:14:34


Hamlet Globe to Globe

1/9/2015
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Director Bill Buckhurst joins us from London to tell us how the Globe Theatre Company is honouring Shakespeare's 450th birthday.

Duration: 00:12:49


How The Lion King roars

1/3/2015
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The Lion King is a celebratory and dynamic musical that's hugely successful worldwide - ITM goes behind the scenes.

Duration: 00:53:49


The Masterpiece - Wendy Sharpe

1/2/2015
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Edvard Munch is best known for The Scream. But what other work of his inspired award-winning artist Wendy Sharpe?

Duration: 00:12:18

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