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Six Pillars – New Season. Today – El Seed, Calligraffitist
Art / Fine art and design / Radio / Schedule

Six Pillars – New Season. Today – El Seed, Calligraffitist

Now produced from the United Arab Emirates, Six Pillars weekly show broadcasts on Tuesdays 21.00-21.30 hrs and repeats Thursdays 16.00-16.30 hrs. This week Neil Van Der Linden, editor of the Gulf Art Guide interviews Tunisian, currently Dubai-based calligraffiti artist El Seed, while on his residency at Tashkeel gallery. In a country where graffiti is more … Continue reading

Ari Folman at the ICA
Theatre and Film

Ari Folman at the ICA

You may remember the brilliant animation set in Lebanon Waltz with Bashir. Director Ari Folman brings us The Congress (Israel/Poland/Luxembourg/France/Germany) in which Robin Wright (House of Cards) plays herself as an actress now out of favour with the fickle Hollywood. Based on Solaris by Stanisław Lem (Solaris), The Congress is “both a sobering comment on … Continue reading

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