The Sound Kitchen

The 2021 Cannes Film Festival jury

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This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the question about the president of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival jury. There’s “On This Day”, listener news, and an introduction to the haunting sound of the ondes Martenot, with music chosen by The Sound Kitchen’s producing engineer, musician Erwan Rome. All that, and the new quiz question too! Just click on the “Audio” arrow above and enjoy! 

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Hello everyone! Welcome to The Sound Kitchen weekly podcast, published every Saturday – here on our website, or wherever you get your podcasts. You’ll hear the winners' names announced and the week’s quiz question, along with all the other ingredients you’ve grown accustomed to: your letters and essays, “On This Day”, quirky facts and news, interviews, and great music … so be sure and listen every week.

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This week’s quiz: On the 24th of April, I asked you a question about the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, which was cancelled last year due to the pandemic. This year’s festival will be held from the 6th through the 17th of July.

I asked you to write in with the answer to this question: who is the head of the jury which decides the prizes?

The answer is: Spike Lee. Spike Lee is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and professor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced more than 35 films since 1983. 

The winners are: RFI Listeners Club members Mrs C O Agboola from Ekiti State, Nigeria; Mr Siddhartha Bhattacharjee from Medinipur in West Bengal, India; Sagor Mia - who is also the president of the “Let's Go on the Right Path and Tell the Truth Radio Listener Club” in Kishoreganj, Bangladesh; Jean-Maurice Devault from Montreal, Canada, and RFI English listener Miss Arundhati Mukherjee, from Barrackpore, West Bengal, India.

Congratulations winners!

Here’s the music you heard on this week’s programme: “La segonda retroencha”, a traditional 14th century French song, arranged by Martin Best and performed by the Martin Best Medieval Ensemble; “Melancolica” from Spanish Dances by Isaac Albeniz, performed by  Alicia de Larrocha; “There’s No Business Like Show Business” by Irving Berlin, performed by the Hit Crew Big Band; “The Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov; Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14 by Felix Mendelssohn, performed by Jan Lisiecki, and “Tropismes” by Christine Ott, performed by the composer and Olivier Maurel.

Do you have a musical request? Send it to thesoundkitchen@rfi.fr

This week’s question ... You'll have to listen to the show to participate. You have until 21 June to enter this week's quiz; the winners will be announced on the 26 June podcast. 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.

Send your answers to:

english.service@rfi.fr

or

Susan Owensby

RFI – The Sound Kitchen

80, rue Camille Desmoulins

92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux

France

or

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