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Encounter: The Mainland

[Repeats from Monday 2pm.] A series which examines the known and lesser-known landmarks of twentieth century architecture across our European continent. A Monitor Production in Sound. To hear the programme again, or to listen to the first two series of Encounter, go to monitorproductioninsound.eu/

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1:00pm - 2:00pm

Talking Africa

A magazine show covering African development issues hosted by Sonny Decker. This week: the Tshisekedi-led government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to back large-scale illegal logging of the Congo basin as it sticks to its "Ostrich policies" towards its management as a key resource for socio-economic development. See mixcloud.com/talkingafrica for more Talking Africa shows. [Repeated Tuesday 9am.]

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6:30pm - 7:30pm

The Outerglobe

Debbie Golt takes African music and wider arts and culture as her starting point. This week, it's all music with a far-reaching mix bringing forward new music including tracks from Toumani Diabate, Fely Tchako, Miryam Soloman, Shezzie, Doma La Neno and the Quiet Ones. There is also an opportunity to share reminiscences of Rock Against Racism.  Visit outerglobe.co.uk for more information. Tweet to @outerglobe. [Repeated Monday 4am.]

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7:30pm - 8:00pm

Hot Club du Monde

A Baedeker tour of international musical curiosities from the 78rpm era with Oliver Carter-Wakefield. This week: a transnational take on the ragtime craze that dominated the first two decades of the 20th century and paved the way for the widespread popularity of jazz. Featuring xylophonists, theatre pit bands and military ensembles from Britain, Spain, Germany and Tsarist Russia. [Repeated Friday 2pm.]

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