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A Turkish Michael Jackson Tribute “They Don’t Care About Us”
Contemporary Music / Music

A Turkish Michael Jackson Tribute “They Don’t Care About Us”

A group of folk and classical Turkish musicians made their own version of Michael Jackson’s ‘They Don’t Care About Us ‘, release at the end of June 2014. This reinterpretation by amateur musicians from the western Black Sea port of Ereğli, includes traditional bağlamas, darbukas and violins, Turkish dancing, female musicians and children, it’s a … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Radio Show – Samia Halaby Interview
Art / Fine art and design / iran

This Week’s Six Pillars Radio Show – Samia Halaby Interview

An interview with Palestinian artist, scholar and art historian Samia Halaby (b. 1936). Halaby has contributed to the practise of abstraction in Arab art and the historical archiving of Palestinian art itself. Born in Jerusalem Halaby uses both acrylic, oil paints and even computers for her works, which are often large in size and influenced … Continue reading

London Event – Persian, Arabic, Somali Poetry at the Bowler Hat
Listed Events / Poetry

London Event – Persian, Arabic, Somali Poetry at the Bowler Hat

London Calling Mon 14 July 2014 6.30pm, £8 at Bowler Hat With Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, Sudan, Caasha Lul Mohamud Yusuf Somalia/ Somaliland, Reza Mohammadi Afghanistan and UK translators of their work; Sarah Maguire, Clare Pollard, Maura Dooley. London Calling showcases the outstanding contemporary poetry of 3 languages widely spoken in London: Arabic, Persian and Somali in … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars to Persia – Curating MENA Art in Europe
Art / Fine art and design / Radio / Schedule

This Week’s Six Pillars to Persia – Curating MENA Art in Europe

Curators and authors Rose Issa (London) and Michket Krifa (Paris) discuss curating Middle Eastern and North African art in a European context, at a time when institutions, for the first time in France, but since some years already in the UK, are faced with cuts. Rose Issa is director of Rose Issa Projects, a gallery … Continue reading