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Jane Lewisohn - the Flowers radio show and the renaissance of Iranian music and poetry it encouraged

Jane Lewisohn, Research Associate, Department of Music, SOAS, University of London and Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Exeter University talks about: the Flowers (Golha) radio show which ran in Iran from 1956 until the start of the Islamic revolution; the founder of the programme Davoud Pirnia; the success of the programmes with the public and their impact on Iranian culture, particularly music and poetry; the flowering of a Persian identity; and the changes in the programme when Davoud Pirnia retired.

April 29, 2013 by Editor
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