SOHRAB MAFI / Producer - Host
Sohrab’s experience with Radio began back in the early 80’s when he would appear as a guest host on
the program “Nexus” on KRCL, hosted John Challenger. In 1992, after many years of searching for the right opportunity to channel this music through, Sohrab Started his first show “Dream Time” on Saturday Mornings playing mostly ambient music. The urge to expand his current program finally gave way to his first prime time weekly produced show “Prelude to Peace”.
His ambition was to share the music as well as bring people together by familiarizing them with the sounds of different cultures; from the Nomadic to New Age. “Music that was non-threatening to the ear.”
As years passed, vocal chants from various origins were gradually introduced, in addition to
instrumental sounds; creating a diverse, devotional and serene program inducing powerful imagery utilized by the listener.
In 1998 Sohrab had the opportunity to expand his current program and incorporate “Nexus” a second show on Sunday nights; delving into a much deeper and meditative journey into the world of consciousness through music. Music both for the spiritual tourist and those seeking the depths of eloquent sounds. Poetic touches coming from Rumi, Kahlil Gibran and other sacred poetry in addition to writings that enhance the mode of concentration, meditation and relaxation became an intricate part of the show.
Each show happened to formulate its own atmosphere and ambiance with diversity of expression through the wide array of music with the natural settings of the day and the night. For 3 years the productions went on for both shows; Sunday nights wrapping up the week in a relaxing setting and Monday mornings, a gentle awakening of the mind and spirit.
Finally after 9 years of production in March of 2002 “Prelude to Peace” programing had to give way, creating time in Sohrab’s life for other creative projects through “Soul cluster Music” and productions leaving Nexus remaining as the only show on air combining the elements from both shows into one!
And even though the name “Nexus” did reveal a certain connectivity with the audience, the representation did not seem meek or sufficient to Sohrab; hence a desire to rename the program. Considering the ethnicities involved in the music and the cultures behind them; in October 2003 “ethnosphere radio” was so selected to represent the full spectrum of the concept behind the show. One that of “Unity in Diversity. “
My Favourite Quote
Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity. Be worthy of the trust of thy neighbor, and look upon him with a bright and friendly face. Be a treasure to the poor, an admonisher to the rich, an answerer of the cry of the needy, a preserver of the sanctity of thy pledge. Be fair in thy judgment, and guarded in thy speech. Be unjust to no man, and show all meekness to all men. Be as a lamp unto them that walk in darkness, a joy to the sorrowful, a sea for the thirsty, a haven for the distressed, an upholder and defender of the victim of oppression. Let integrity and uprightness distinguish all thine acts. Be a home for the stranger, a balm to the suffering, a tower of strength for the fugitive. Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light unto the feet of the erring. Be an ornament to the countenance of truth, a crown to the brow of fidelity, a pillar of the temple of righteousness, a breath of life to the body of mankind, an ensign of the hosts of justice, a luminary above the horizon of virtue, a dew to the soil of the human heart, an ark on the ocean of knowledge, a sun in the heaven of bounty, a gem on the diadem of wisdom, a shining light in the firmament of thy generation, a fruit upon the tree of humility.
– Bahá’u’lláh [بهاءالله [1817-1892
The Prophet Founder of The Bahá’í Faith