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  • 2019-01-23T02:30:00-08:00
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Kayhan Kalhor: Songs of Hope

Filmed in Karaj, Iran and New York City, Songs of Hope explores the life and music of Kayhan Kalhor, a master of the kamancheh, or Persian spike fiddle. The love he showed for the instrument as a child led him to the life as a prodigy who left Iran in 1981 after the 1979 Islamic Revolution so he could continue his musical studies. He is renowned as a soloist and composer and as a founder and member of several ensembles, including Yo-Yo Ma s Silk Road Ensemble, with which we see him rehearsing one of his compositions in the film.

  • 2019-01-23T02:30:00-08:00
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Mariem Hassan and Anusheh

For the last 13 years Mariem Hassan's heartfelt, piercing voice has been the musical ambassador of the Western Saharan people. The Saharawis became refugees in 1979 when after the exploitation of its people and resources, Spain abandoned Western Sahara as a colony and ceded it to Morocco. The Saharawis now live in isolated refugee camps under harsh conditions and with little freedom.