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Anti—racism partnership Empower Scotland selects highlights of the Asian music scene.

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1 Control Room TV Want to see an alternative view of the Iraq story? Dip inside Al- Jazeera. the TV station that has upset both America and the Islamic world. See TV. BBC2.

2 Zoe Strachan Books Another of the fine current rash of Glasgow writers makes her mark with a second novel, the excellent Spin Cycle. See Buy It This Week. Picador.

3 Love Me If You Dare

Film A tough paean to the tricky line between love and insanity, in Yann Samuell's debut feature starring Guillaume Canet and Marion Cotillard. See Film. General release.

4 Mo Culture Clash

Records Howie B. Horace Andy. Roni Size and Jacques Le Cont are all involved in this excellent collection which proves there's more to Jamaican music than Sean Paul. See Records. Wall of Sound.

5 The Village Film M Night Shyamalan returns to a bit of form with this analysis of grief, faith and community starring heart-thumpers Adrien Brody and Joaquin Phoenix. See Film. Selected release.