Pieces of Eight!

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This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the pirate treasure just found near Madagascar. There’s news about festivals around the world, updates from RFI Listener Clubs, your letters, great music, and of course, the new quiz question. So click on that little “Listen” arrow above, and join in!


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This week’s quiz: On 9 May, Rosslyn Hyams asked you about some pirate treasure. A team of marine archeologists had just found a 50-kilogramme bar of silver in a shipwreck in the Indian Ocean, off Madagascar. Rosslyn asked you to answer these two questions: which pirate ship did the archeologists claim to find, and what is the name of the 17th century pirate who captained it?

The answer is: The name of the ship is the “Adventure Gallery”. The archeologists found it near the small island of Sainte Marie, off the coast of Madagascar. The captain? William Kidd. Kidd was originally a pirate hunter, but later turned into a full-blown plundering pirate.
The team which discovered the treasure was led by marine archaeologist Barry Clifford, who handed the booty over to Hery Rajaonarimampianina, the president of Madagascar.

The winners this week are: Two listeners from Bangladesh: Mohammad Akhsan, from Dhaka, and from Sylhet, RFI Club member Mofizur Rahman. From Montreal, Canada, RFI Club member Jean-Maurice Devault; Shamim Manzil, of the Golden Eagles RFI Fan Club in Kerala State, India - soon to become an official RFI Listeners Club – and Maaz Bin Shahzad of the Pak France International Listeners Club in Sahiwal, Pakistan – another club soon to become an official RFI Club.

 Congratulations, winners!

This week’s question... you'll have to listen to the show to participate. You have until 13 July to enter this week's quiz. The winners will be announced on the 18 July program. When you enter, be sure you send your postal address in with your answer … and, if you have one, your RFI Listeners Club membership number.

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