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He found fame in Africa in the ‘70s – but it eluded him elsewhere. As new audiences discover his music, Peter Culshaw looks back at the complex character.

The classic film was first shown 75 years ago – but what is it really about? BBC Culture surveys bizarre suggestions, from religious allegory to an acid trip.

The week’s best arts and culture reads – exploring the rituals surrounding death and burial, a new biography of Leonard Cohen and Pussy Riot in translation.

The week’s best arts and culture pictures – from acrobatics in China to street art in the Caribbean and a ‘dinosaur bicycle’ in Norway.

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