Salaam Shalom are honoured to have received the Batook Pandya Award for Inclusion, sponsored by SARI and Voscur, in recognition for our work in bringing communities together. Martin Vegoda, Salaam Shalom’s founder and Chair, accepted the award on behalf of Salaam …
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A ‘Special Feature’ presented by volunteer presenters Lisa Saffron and Madge Dresser.
Today in Bristol, there’s a Muslim population of around 30 000, most of them relatively recent arrivals to the city, having arrived over the last 50 years. This compares to a considerably smaller Jewish community of something around 1 000 alongside them in a city which is home to two synagogues and around a dozen mosques . (Click on these links for online tours of some of these local buildings from the local BBC website).
Not many people know the history of these communities here and very few realise that there’s a millenium’s worth of Jewish presence on the banks of the Avon River.
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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.