A Cabaret of Conversations with Panti Bliss
#Pantisocracy – The Panti Personals with Panti Bliss hosts a cabaret of conversations with, and about, contemporary Ireland.
The Queen of Ireland Panti Bliss invites a diverse gathering of intriguing, high profile and articulate guests into her parlour to chat about their life’s journey and share stories. A cabaret for the times we live in. Pantisocracy is our multiverse, The Panti Personals is our home.
The radio and podcast show Pantisocracy with Panti Bliss won the Digital category in the Headline Ireland Mental Health Media Awards for Season 5 Episode 2 ‘Breaking Secrets and Silence’. It won the Celtic Media Festival Torc Award for Best Radio show (2018) and short-listed for that category in the Celtic Media Festival September 2021 for its episode on race, being black and Irish ‘Skin Deep‘ in Season 5.
The Panti Personals is a child of Pantisocracy, intimate heart to heart conversations, often with unique live performances. The series launched May 2021 and Season 3 began May 2022 with guests including singer Pauline Scanlon and electronic musician extraordinaire Daithí. Catch up on Season 1 and 2 with 16 episodes and if you enjoy them share them on your social #ThePantiPersonals with Panti Bliss.
Panti is Aunty Panti in this episode with the uber talented Irish Libyan singer and artist Farah Elle. They met five years ago when Farah was just emerging and now with her debut album coming out later this year Farah is back and sharing her music, her story and what keeps her joyful. Farah in Arabic means joy or happiness, and while Farah has experienced a lot of turmoil in her 27 years she shines with light and love.
She came to Ireland with her parents and siblings when she was just an infant. When Farah was studying for her Leaving Certificate her mother, Fatima Hamroush, made international news when she went back, post the revolution, to Libya to become Minster for Health.
Farah’s breakthrough song ‘Silk’, written when she was a music student at BIM, blended her two cultures and soundscapes and her first releases from the new album ‘Play it By Ear’ and ‘Desert’ continue that journey.