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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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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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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