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This Week’s Six Pillars Broadcast – Show Your Love Don’t Throw it to Babylon

Hooray!  It’s all about value this week. We’ve tickets to give away to From Babylon to London at Jackson’s Lane Theatre February 16th, plus we’ll earmark several ResonanceFM fundraisers events going on around Valentine’s day, a chance for you to ‘show your love’. So get a pen and paper ready and catch the show LIVE at 19.30 GMT tonight Thursday (repeats the following Sunday 06.30am, but who’s going to be up for that?).

Eat the Rotten Cake?

This week I Ran Into Iran continue their foray into historical Iran and its relations with the West as monthly guest slot on Six Pillars to Persia radio show. American artists Katayoun Vaziri and Brian Zegeer conduct the second part of an interview with Dr. Nayereh Tohidi, Professor and former Chair of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at California State University. We heard the first part of the interview last month, and now Dr. Tohidi speaks on influence of Western and Middle Eastern Feminist movements on the omen’s rights movement in Iran from the early-20th Century to the present day.  Dr. Tohidi addresses the origin of “Islamic Feminism” and the Iran government’s relationship to United Nations equal rights mandates. They encapsulated the study as the idea of tossing the cake out after backing it, although here in Zegeer’s .gif it’s an equally significant pie that’s being tossed out.

We’ll be hearing from the Samani Brothers today who are the focus of the extravagantly named From Babylon to London performance at Jackson’s Lane Theatre. If you’ve ever seen Sharokh Moshkin Ghalam dance though, you’ll know why they picked this title.

From Babylon to London at Jacksons Lane
Music and dance from Iranian percussion duo the Samani Brothers live with dancers Sharokh Moshkin Ghalam and long time collaborator Karine Gonzalez at Jackson’s Lane Theatre, Sunday February 1th. 269a Archway Road, London, N6 5AA. More info on the performance here

neyssatouAlso we’re very proud to present singer Neyssatou (Badiaa Bouhrizi) from Tunis, Tunisia.

This week we’re playing her tastefully reworked Arabic version of Bob Marley’s War, to find out more of what she sounds like here’s her awe-inspiring track Pokemon in which she skillfully shows her vocal range. Love to hear her live.