Slavery exhibition at the Rijksmuseum, Grime artist Bugzy, the decline or resurgence of crafts


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As the Rijkmuseum in Amsterdam opens a landmark exhibition, Slavery, exploring the Netherlands’ 250 years involvement in the trade of human beings, the Director, Taco Dibbits, joins Front Row to explain why this history must be embraced. British hip hop, grime and, more recently, drill are all musical subgenres that have emerged and thrived in London. But Mancunian artist Bugzy Malone is leading a wave of rappers with northern accents. Born Aaron Davis, Bugzy Malone grew up amid poverty and crime. Stories of gangland life and emotional trauma have been channelled into much of his work, and his new album The Resurrection continues in the confessional vein. He talks about the motorcycle accident that nearly killed him, his recovery and how the process was the inspiration behind the new album. The high fashion brand Loewe has created a €50,000 prize for craft with international submissions from across many different practices. We speak to Loewe's creative designer Jonathan Anderson about why he set up the prize and also to Patricia Lovett, Chair of the Heritage Crafts Association about why some traditional crafts in the UK are in perilous decline. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Hilary Dunn

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