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7th London Kurdish Film Festival – Monday 14th Nov

From the 17th -27th November we celebrate the 7th LKFF here in London. Since our in-depth interview with film director Bahman Gobadi we’ve been intrigued to hear more from this sector of the ‘Iranian peoples’. The Kurds are a nation without a state, probably the largest stateless people in the world: over 30 uprooted million … Continue reading

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Leeds International Film Festival – Monday 7th November

This week’s show takes a look at the Leeds International Film Festival, and the two films in the line-up that deal with Iranian culture. “Miss Dalloway, a young woman from Tehran’s high society, is sent to Paris by her parents to protect her from the political violence in Iran. She falls in love with Gecko, … Continue reading

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Two free tickets to Kayhan Kalhor, Madjid Khaladj and ensemble

We’ll be giving away two tickets to Kayhan Kalhor, Madjid Khaladj and ensemble for Sunday 13 November 2011, 7:45pm to celebrate the London Jazz Festival on next month. Kalhor is acclaimed master of the kemancheh and Grammy Award nominee. Tune in this Monday 13.30 GMT to find out how to win… Continue reading

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Today’s Show – Frieze Art Fair Emdash Award Winner Anahita Razmi in Conversation

From 13.30-14.00hrs GMT we’ll be broadcasting an interview with visiting artist Anahita Razmi, after her return from Iran where she was filming her video installation for the Frieze Art Fair. Taking as her starting point a well known dance piece from 1970’s New York, Anahita created a chinese-whispers in dance on the rooftops of Tehran. … Continue reading

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Spiritual Strings – The Roohafza Ensemble

Six Pillars – How did you group form and what is the thing that brings you all together to play? Shahab Hamidi Manesh – Roohafza Tanbour Ensemble (The Tanbour Players of Esfahan) was founded in 1998 in Esfahan-Iran by director and composer Aliasghar Rahimi, a master tanbour player. The tanbour is an ancient Persian-Kurdish instrument … Continue reading