Podcast 12: Dialogue dividends, Prague, Noa, and Arabesq

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).

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 6: Dove

Eid Mubarak to our Muslim friends! In this drama-centred podcast, Lisa Saffron interviews playwright Sheila Yeger about her newest work, Dove.

Dove is a short play with a message of peace. It’s set nowhere in particular but relevant everywhere.

Available as part of this podcast as a rehearsed reading, it was recorded at Radio Salaam Shalom and was directed by Roger Stennett with the part of ‘Joe’ played by Vincenzo Pellegrino, ‘Hanne’ played by Pameli Benham and ‘Meg’ Whelan as Salma.