Variety Night for Amnesty Iran

“Bani Adam” Experimental Variety Night for Amnesty Iran

Organised by Resonance104.4FM’s Persian Culture show: ‘Six Pillars to Persia’

Thursday Feb 25th, £6 Ginglik Underground Club

Doors open 7pm
First act at 8pm
£6 on the door
Food served
The Ginglik underground bar is directly in front of Shepherd’s Bush Tube Station – in the middle of the green as you cross the road to reach the West 12 Shopping Centre. W12 8PH

In aid of Amnesty International

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This is the second event for Amnesty’s work in Iran. Named Bani Adam after the famous poem by Sa’adi (translation below) the name refers to human beings being part of a whole and our empathy for one another. A variety night with a super atmosphere, a great mix of people and an all Iranian line-up ready to give you the best of experimental electronica, culturally charged comedy, and Persian sounds.

Performing are:
Patrick Monahan
Arash Khalatbari and the Wise Orkestra
Shiva Fesharekhi
Peyvand Khorsandi
Mystery Act (we love a surprise!)
Fari Bradley’s Retro Iranian Disco
Omid Salhi, winner of the Kaveh Golestan Award – projections

French group Arash Khalatbari and the Wise Orkestra are masters at creating electrifying sufi-like trances with the over-layering of traditional Iranian instruments and electronics.

Funny man Patrick Monahan is a delightful mix of Irish Iranian and Geordie. After keeping the audience in tears with his comic wit and observation last time, Patrick’s back for more.

Hiatus is Cyrus Shahrad a soulful keyboard player and refined composer, who writes for film and performs both solo and in a live band. Hiatus is Shahrad’s solo work in cinematic electronica. With several album releases under his belt, Hiatus is set to conjure the most beautiful imagery in you that you didn’t even know was there.

Once BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer of the Year, Shiva Fesharekhi is a top Royal College of Music graduate who employs the turntables in an innovative and challenging style. Shiva references her Persian roots and her UK music education in a 15 minute arts-piece exclusively for a discerning urban-Iranian crowd.

Peyvand Khorsandi is a stand-up comedian since Los Angeles 1999 where with his sister Shappi he ran a show called How To Be Iranian. Last year Khorsandi performed in Montreal, Toronto, Goa and Mumbai and writes a weekly humour column for the newspaper Sunday Mid-Day.

Fari Bradley is presenter and producer of Six Pillars to Persia on Resonancefm, the UKs art -music radios station. Six Pillars to Persia looks at Iranian diaspora arts and modern Persian heritage. Along with Amir Heshmati Fari organised this and the last not-for-profit event.

“Human beings are part of a whole,
Of one essence and one soul
If one is afflicted with pain,
The others will be uneasy and feel the same,
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The title ‘human’ you cannot claim.”

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