This week we’ve tickets to give away to “From Babylon to London” at Jackson’s Lane Theatre, Feb 16th 2014, plus we earmark several ResonanceFM fundraisers events going on around Valentine’s day, a chance for you to ‘show your love’.
This show includes our monthly guest slot from ‘I Ran Into Iran‘ USA, who continue their foray into historical Iran and its relations with the West. 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 their counterparts 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.
We hear a live recording by 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 is 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.
Also 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. Would love to hear her sing live. Plus a snippet of Iranian Trollstep,