Emily Buchanan invites foreign correspondents to remember the music that evokes unforgettable events they have reported to the world. She talks to Sorious Samura of Sierra Leone. Repeat.
The series in which foreign correspondents share musical memories associated with their assignments.
Emily Buchanan's guest today is Mike Wooldridge, BBC World Affairs Correspondent, who covered the release of Mandela, the famine in Ethiopia, and many events of the Indian sub-continent.
Journalist Vitali Vitaliev's assignments have taken him all over the world since he defected from the Soviet Union in 1990.
He talks to Emily Buchanan about life in the East, in the West and Down Under and shares with her some of the music associated with his work.
Veteran correspondent Ann Leslie has reported from around seventy countries during her distinguished career.
She shares with Emily Buchanan some of the music that recalls those assignments.
Mark Brayne, former BBC China Correspondent, presents his own recordings of Tibetan gongs, Beijing barbershops, an antique Chinese lute, and `Strangers in the Night' at the Peace Hotel, Shanghai.
This week John Simpson, BBC World Affairs Editor, recalls Louis Armstrong on a wind-up gramophone in Baghdad, South African apartheid victim Steve Biko commemorated in song - and the tuneful Marx Brothers.
Former BBC Africa Correspondent Jane Standley recalls a Swahili love song used in the 1999 South African election campaign.
of ITN recalls a Vietnamese propaganda song, his own recording of Angolan freedom fighters, and Albinoni's Adagio on the streets of Sarajevo.
This week, Fergal Keane with stories and music from his postings in the Far East and Africa.
recalls her life in Moscow and beyond, with the theme from a Russian TV weather forecast, her own recordings of Armenian monks and music from `The Godfather', as incongruously heard in the strife-torn republic of Georgia.
remembers Watergate, a prison cell in Argentina and crossing Russia in a Rolls-Royce.
Her guest is Jan Rocha.
Veteran war correspondent Robert Fox remembers the assault on Port Stanley.
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looks back on his long career.
Today, Sorious Samura from Sierra Leone, whose award winning film Cry Freetown documents the bloody civil war of his home country.
Today's guest is Mike Wooldridge, BBC World Affairs Correspondent, who covered the release of Mandela, the famine in Ethiopia, and many events of the Indian sub-continent.
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Today's guest is Muscovite Vitali Vitaliev, who defected to London from the Soviet Union in 1990. He talks of life in the east, in the west and down under, and shares with her some of the music associated with his work.
Today's guest is veteran Ann Leslie.