Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – November 8, 2006

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On tonight’s program, Khalil will speak with Atlanta congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who has become a national icon to her supporters in the Middle Eastern, African American communities and other progressive communities for being the only member of congress to steadfastly stand up to the Israel lobby and other racist, right wing lobbies which have been hounding her ever since she first became a member of the US congress and have managed to defeat her a second time this summer. Tonight she talks about the heavy price to be paid for daring to speak truth to power and staying true to her democratic ideals come what may.

Later on the program, Malihe will speak with virtuoso soprano Darya Dadvar. Darya has a great passion for the folk music of Iran. She has been involved in arranging ethnic tunes for voices and accompaniment in a contemporary style while conserving their ethnic originality. Her repertoire also includes arrangements of Afghan and Azeri folk tunes. As part of her tour to North America, Darya Dadvar will be performing at 8 PM on Saturday, November 11 at Le Petit Trianon Theater in San Jose. This concert is a KPFA sponsored event.