Six Pillars: Sanskrit, Sote and Themes of a Sexual Nature

Poetess Dorna, an Iranian born in Russia raised in Sweden is this week’s guest. Dorna discusses communist parenting, Iran as a gay mecca and reads samples of her sensual yet steely poetry. Host Fari Bradley lists English words that come directly from Avestan (the Persian equivalent of Sanskrit) with music from Tehran-based sound artist Sote and an Irani band that sing in Sanskrit. The last two tracks are reworkings of Iranian folk songs by Welsh-Iranian musician Roshi.

Iranian Poetess Dorna

This programme was recorded in the Resonancefm studio on October 15th 2007 as part of the Six Pillars to Persia series, Mondays 1.30pm. It was produced, presented and engineered by Fari Bradley.