Podcast 10: Live Muslim-Jewish Hip Hop.

Last year some of Radio Salaam Shalom’s team went off to London to shake their stuff to the sounds of the Psychosemitic collective. The intercultural project describes itself as a facilitator of “transformative interaction between Muslim, Jewish and Middle Eastern individuals and communities in the UK”.

That’s music, dance and food to the rest of us – and so much more.

In this exclusive live recording available as a podcast for the first time, you’ll hear a whole evening’s worth of intercultural brilliance as Psychosemitic’s MC Anomaly (a.k.a Daniel Silverstein) and a posse of amazingly talented stand-ups, musicians and other performers do their thing (don’t worry, we’ve edited out the naughtiest bits).

Find out more about the project here or visit www.psychosemitic.com. You can also hear some of Daniel’s current work with Mohamed Yahya as Lines Of Faith here.

NOTE: This live concert was recorded with permission at 93 Feet East in Brick Lane, London.

Podcast 9: Gaza and Vision

As the latest conflict in Gaza fades from the headlines, we focus on the issue of what lies ahead when the guns fall silent and the reporters go home: is there still a real vision for a peace beyond the destruction?

In this podcast, our team of Muslim and Jewish presenters are joined by contributors from around the world. They include:
- Ben Keene, setting up a Palestinian and Israeli peacebuilding audio recording project, (7m20s in)
- CEJI Director Robin Sclafani on European Jewish-Muslim dialogue and their vision for peace (46m30s in).
- Len and Elias from the Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogues initiative in the USA, (55m55s in)
- Gershon Gan, former Israeli ambassador to Zimbabwe (1h,1m 45s in)

The programme also includes a deeply moving discussion between Salaam Shalom presenters and friends Javed and Tal (33m40s in). Presenter Danyel also provides an eyewitness account of local political activism sparked by the Gaza conflict, (17m30s in). It closes at 1h14m50s with a special look at Gaza by the “Kickin’ It Back” team.

We also feature the music of Yusuf Islam, David Broza and Said Murad, Hdag Nagash and other artists promoting the message of peace.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that segments of this programme were recorded before the most recent ceasefire.

Podcast 8: Gaza and Dialogue

As the latest conflict in Gaza fades from the headlines, we focus on the issue of what lies ahead when the guns fall silent and the reporters go home: what’s the vision for a peace beyond the destruction?

As the latest conflict in Gaza fades from the headlines, we focus on the issue of what lies ahead when the guns fall silent and the reporters go home: what’s the vision for a peace beyond the destruction?

This programme is hosted by Peter Brill. In this podcast, our team of Muslim and Jewish presenters are joined by contributors from around the world. They include:

  • Ben Keene, setting up a Palestinian and Israeli peacebuilding audio recording project, (7m20s in)
  • CEJI Director Robin Sclafani on European Jewish-Muslim dialogue and their vision for peace (46m30s in).
  • Len and Elias from the Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogues initiative in the USA, (55m55s in)
  • Gershon Gan, former Israeli ambassador to Zimbabwe (1h,1m 45s in)

The programme also includes a deeply moving discussion between Salaam Shalom presenters and friends Javed and Tal (33m40s in). Presenter Danyel also provides an eyewitness account of the political activism caused by the Gaza conflict, (17m30s in). It closes at 1h14m50s with a special look at Gaza by the “Kickin’ It Back” team.

We also feature the music of Yusuf Islam, David Broza and Said Murad, Hdag Nagash and other artists promoting the message of peace.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that segments of this programme were recorded before the most recent ceasefire.

Podcast 7: Javed and Tal

A very busy 30 days featuring Hanukka, Christmas, New Year and the beginning of the Muslim year 1430 Al-Hijira. With global attention once again on the Middle East, we provide a timely reminder that fighting is not the only thing happening in today’s world. People are still talking, still interacting, still learning from each other. Recorded in December, it’s a bumper edition featuring more stories and some great music collected by our team in Bristol, UK. In these 100 minutes of unique intercultural dialogue, your co-hosts Javed and Tal are joined by:

-Ken Masters and Stefan Freedman to discuss how dancing brings people together with ‘Dancing Through Walls’,

- author Michael Morpurgo talks about his new book ‘The Mozart Question’,

- Holocaust survivor and human rights campaigner Hedy Epstein (part 2 of her interview with Peter Brill),

- Victoria Feltham’s ‘Stages’ slot features intercultural jazz collective The Berekah Project,

- in ‘Arabesque’, presenter Andy Roberts talks to one of the world’s few male belly dancers. There’s also music submitted by some of our listeners around the world, plus we feature new sounds from Jewish band Rockiah. Phew!