On Today’s show: January 17, 2010

January 17, 2010 at 8:39 pm (Uncategorized)

On today’s show we spoke about the disaster in Haiti, the earthquake that hit this nation really hard. We also read the latest news from Iran. In addition we aired a second interview with Dr. Korosh Erfani.

Here is also the list of the music that was aired on the show:

1. Music of Bijan and Manijeh by Hossein Dehlavi
2. News
3. Bakhtiari Theme by Morteza Hannaneh CD: Anthology of his work
4. Interview with Dr. Korosh Erfani (www.korosherfani.com) (approx 20 min)
5. Nature by Morteza Hannaneh CD: Anthology of his work

Until next week

Faramarz Khodayari

Permalink Leave a Comment

October 18, 2009 – Havaye Tazeh radio show on KUSF

October 18, 2009 at 7:56 pm (Havaye Tazeh radio shows on KUSF 90.3 FM)

Today’s show was dedicated our special guest, Mezzo Soprano Raeeka Shehabee Yaghmai on the occasion of her recital at the auditorium of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on oak street, she will be accompanied by Mathew Edwardson, Tenor.  Raeeka has a great musical background and talked to us about how she became a Mezzo Soprano. We highly recommend that you listen to the show and this interview and you will also be able to listen to some of the songs she brought us. Here is the play list for today’s show:

1. Introduction

2. Peter Soleimanipour – CD: Ego System – Joy (Hermes Records)

3. News

4. Kamran rastegard – CD : Chehreh Nama – Dheisha Intifada

5. Interview with Raeeka Shehabee Yaghmai

6. Raeeka singing Gole Pamchal from her CD

7. De miei bollenti Spiriti – La Traviata – Matthew Edwardsen

8. from Carmen by Bizet

9. Sarazamineh Man

You can listen to show on the KUSF archives page : www.kusf-archives.com/2009/10/kusf-101809-3-4-pm-havaye-tazeh-persian.html

Permalink Leave a Comment

October 11, 2009 – All musical show

October 18, 2009 at 7:45 pm (Uncategorized)

Hello, the October 11 show was hosted by Malcolm Cecil, since Faramarz Khodayari was away. The show included a great selection of Persian and some Azeri music. You can listen to the show again on the KUSF archives page here: www.kusf-archives.com/2009/10/kusf-101109-3-4-pm-havaye-tazeh-persian.html

The play list will be added to the archives and on this page soon.

Permalink Leave a Comment

July 26, 2009 – On today’s show

July 26, 2009 at 10:09 pm (Uncategorized)

Hello again, here is what you heard on today’s Havaye Tazeh on KUSF 90.3 FM in San Francisco:

1. Report on July 25th global United4Iran rally around the world and in San Francisco
2. Music: Bright Nights – part one CD: Second Take – Hermes Records
3. News
4. Music: Bright Nights – part two CD: Second Take – Hermes Records
5. Interview with Paula Slater, sculptor who made a bust of Neda Agha Soltan
6. Music: Shahram Nazeri – Ey Chashm be jan takhteh – Lyrics by Fereydoun Moshiri
7. Interview: parts of interviews and speeches at the Rally on July 25th in front of the Civic Center including a speech by Jerry Brown, Attorney General of California
8. Music: Saile Ashk – CD: The companion – Hermes Records
9. Music: Veddae Akhar – CD: The companion – Hermes Records

You may listen to the show again by going to the archives page: http://www.kusf-archives.com/2009/07/kusf-072609-3-4-pm-havaye-tazeh-persian.html

Next week, we will listen to more interviews that I made at the United4iran rally in San Francisco.

Faramarz Khodayari

Permalink 1 Comment

July 25, 2009 – United4Iran rally in San Francisco – more photos

July 26, 2009 at 11:57 am (Uncategorized)

Here are some more photos. The event was great, close to 10,000 people had attended. It was very well organized and lots of great speakers spoke including: Ross Mirkarim, a Message from Shirin ebadi was read, Firuzeh Mahmoudi (Bay area activist), Reza Mohajerinejad (student acitivist) Persis Karim (Author of numerous articles on Iranian American literature), Taraneh Roosta (women’s right activist) Tim Paulson (Labor rights advocate) and many more. Sepideh Moafi, soprano sang a beautiful version of Ey Iran accompanied by the crowd. There was even a plane flying over the civic center with a giant Free Iran banner. Faramarz Khodayari.


Permalink Leave a Comment

July 25, 2009 – United4Iran Rally in San Francisco, additional photos

July 26, 2009 at 9:52 am (Uncategorized)


Permalink Leave a Comment

July 25, 2009 – United4Iran Rally in San Francisco

July 26, 2009 at 9:25 am (Uncategorized)

Here are some of the pictures we took at the rally. Tune in to Havaye Tazeh this afternoon to listen to interviews I made with people during the rally. KUSF 90.3 FM, Sunday 3 to 4 pm. Listen online at www.kusf.org or listen later on the archives site at www.kusfarchives.com.

Faramarz Khodayari


Permalink Leave a Comment

July 19, 2009 – Havaye Tazeh on KUSF 90.3 FM

July 19, 2009 at 8:38 pm (Havaye Tazeh radio shows on KUSF 90.3 FM)

So on today’s show we managed to interview one of the people involved in the collection of signatures for the very long petition that is being gathered around the world to eventually be hung from a tall monument. She also gave us some information about the upcoming global rally organized by United 4 Iran in more than 50 cities around the world. Our guest’s name was Afsaneh and she told us that the petition had gotten so long that they could no longer hang it from the Eiffel Tower (the Eiffel tower is 324 meters high) so currently it is not clear where this petition will hung from. Looks like plan B is to hang it from Toronto’s CN tower which is 553 meters. Plan C is to place the scroll on the ground near the Eiffel Tower, between the human rights building and the Wall for Peace on the Champs de Mars. One of the last cities to join this big rally is Ouagadoudou in Burkina Faso (Africa) which is just amazing.

Once again this rally is on July 25th and in San Francisco it’ll be held in front of the Civic Center from 12 to 4 pm. We will attend and will make sure to post updates and photos as soon as we can. For more information about the event please visit the website of United4iran.

On today’s show we also talked about Hashemi Rafsanjani’s speech at the Friday prayer in Tehran.

The music you heard on today’s show was from two different groups/composers. We played two tracks from the Iranian band (one of the only rock bands in Tehran) called Barad and we also played several tracks from the soundtrack Istgaheh Matrouk (Deserted Station) by Peyman Yazdanian from his CD Second Take which only includes soundtracks. Both CDs are great and they are both produced by Hermes Records.

Please listen to the show on the KUSF archives page. All you need is to enter the word Havaye tazeh in the search field. Also follow us on twitter: twitter.com/havayetazeh

Here is a photo we took with our guest  in the studio today:


Faramarz Khodayari

Permalink Leave a Comment

July 19, 2009 on Havaye Tazeh

July 18, 2009 at 8:36 pm (Uncategorized)

ON tomorrow’s show we will have interviews with two of the organizers of United 4 Iran Global protests that will take place in several cities around the world, including San Francisco. To listen online go to www.kusf.org or you can liten later to the podcast on the archives page.

Faramarz Khodayari

Permalink Leave a Comment

July 12, 2009 – Update on Today’s show

July 12, 2009 at 10:58 pm (Havaye Tazeh radio shows on KUSF 90.3 FM)

Hello, so today we started the show with news from Iran. After the news we heard a brief report from Stern Grove in San Francisco where there was a concert with Joan Baez together with the Iranian Global Solidarity Movement.This was a free Concert. Many Iranians were distributing fliers about the upcoming rally in San Francisco organized by United 4 Iran on July 25th, 2009. It’s a global rally called Global Day of Action for Iran and there are many cities around the world that will participate. Supervisor Mirkarimi will be speaking at this rally and I believe the rally will be from 12 to 4 pm.

Hstern-grove-01ere are some of the pictures from the concert and flier distribution at Stern Grove today:

stern-grove-02We also talked to one of the oragnizers of the world’s largest signature petition. They are hoping to hang it from a large well known monument, apparently the Eiffel Tower.

Another sad piece of news was the death of Mehdi Azar Yazdi, the well known children’s author of the “Good stories for good children” (Ghessehayeh khoub barayeh bachehayeh khoub). He died last Thursday at the age of 87 from an infection in his lungs. We aired one of his stories.

In the final part of the show today we aired the interview with Majid Tavallaei a prominent political activist and journalist and talked about 18 Tir. Majid Tavallei was giving a conference today  at UC Berkeley  at 5 pm. This was organized by Berkeley Lecture series. “Berkeley Lecture Series, managed by a number of active Iranian-Americans of the East Bay, set its mission “to facilitate dialogue on issues of interest to the Iranian-American community in the Bay Area.” Any inquiry may be sent to berkeleylectures@yahoo.com

The music on today’s show was by Peter Soleimanipour from a CD called Egosystem (manzoumeyeh Chakhsi) out on Hermes Records.

Please listen to today’s show by logging into www.kusfarchives.com and entering Havaye tazeh in the search field.

Faramarz Khodayaristern-grove-06stern-grove-05stern-grove-04stern-grove-03

Permalink Leave a Comment

Next page »