Breaking Sound Barriers: Persian Flamenco!

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Just when you think there ain’t nothing new..  Presenting Farnaz Ohadi, whose sublime new spin on Flamenco is a world of its own.  Farnaz sings in Farsi and incorporates Persian instrumentation, yet her music still remains faithful to the Spanish roots of Flamenco.  Hear an exclusive interview with Farnaz, as she shares brand new music from her debut Bird Dance LP, out October 1st (along with an album release show):

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Matato’a band of Rapa Nui flyin’ high

Also on the program – a tropical trip to Rapa Nui aka Easter Island!

Kashmiri Sounds like Peace

The recent history of the Kashmir region is both complex and tragic, yet the music is truly beautiful.  This hour of music draws on the many cultures in the region, including the Hindustani classical music of the Kashmir Valley and neighboring Jammu, upbeat Pahari beats from Pakistani-controlled Azad Kashmir, and Tibetan Buddhist spiritual pop of Leh, among other amazing sounds.

Young renegade hip hop freedom fighter MC Kash is also featured – hear his story in this short doc: