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Roots of Hatred [Part1], presented by volunteer presenters Valerie Emmott, Danyal Laskar and Madge Dresser.
>This year’s Cannes Film Festival premiered with Up, an innovative 3d animated film using new technologies which will lie at the foundation of future cinema. However, the film which won the prestigious Golden Palm award was a completely different experience. Made in black and white, The White Ribbon (German: Das weiße Band) takes audiences right back in time to pre First World War Germany. Director Michael Haneke says the film is about “the origin of every type of terrorism, be it of political or religious nature.” It explores the origins of the fascism that would lead to the rise of the Nazis many years later and the slow ferment of racial and cultural hatreds that led to the Third Reich’s Holocaust.
With this in mind, presenters Danyal, Valerie and Madge are introducing a new series of regular podcasts looking at The Roots Of Hatred. What lessons should we look for from the past when trying to understand and counter today’s alarming rise in anti-Semitic and Islamophobic sentiments? How does a more mutual, shared future grow from where we’ve come from in our societies?
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Radio Salaam Shalom’s studios buzzed with music and chat as host Lisa was joined by Carolyn, Farhan and Danyal.
Fresh from a private session with ex ‘Gitmo’ detainee Mozam Baig, Danyal talked about about Guantanamo Bay’s unexpected dialogue dividends.
We also hear the music of Noa, the sounds of Andy Roberts’ ‘Arabesq‘ sessions and share recollections of a trip to the European Media Diversity forum (Farhan and Lisa travelled to Prague after Radio Salaam Shalom was chosen for an EU study as one of Europe’s top 30 examples of media diversity).
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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.