In this Podcast, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 – Gerry Northam reports from Radio Salaam Shalom, here he talks to it’s volunteers and hears about how this unique online radio station launched in Bristol in February 2007. In this 30 minute documentary, he explores the reasons behind this unique project. Continue reading
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).
NOTE: This live concert was recorded with permission at 93 Feet East in Brick Lane, London.
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.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that segments of this programme were recorded before the most recent ceasefire.