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New Six Pillars Podcast – Bahrain Music Scene
Art / Contemporary Music / middle east / Music / Podcasts / resonance104.4fm

New Six Pillars Podcast – Bahrain Music Scene

Informal interviews with musicians from the Bahrain music scene that exist around Malja Studios on Amwaj Island. A collaboration with Maxeem Meraki a local bouzouki player, led to this conversation in which he explains how he, as “a heavy metal fan all the way”, came to love and learn the Greek bouzouki in the Middle … Continue reading

City Landmarks – Radio Pakistan Office — The Karachi Walla
architecture / History / Radio

City Landmarks – Radio Pakistan Office — The Karachi Walla

Talk about heritage buildings and the history attached to them and very few buildings in Karachi will boast as decorated a history as Broadcasting House of Radio Pakistan. What exactly is it used for now? well literally biting the dust. Preserving heritage buildings has never been our strong point but one could argue that perhaps […] … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast- Kollektive by Bitrot
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Six Pillars Broadcast- Kollektive by Bitrot

On this week’s Six Pillars show we  listened to a recent digital compilation release from Iran, on Bitrot a label based in Tehran run by artists. Kollektive 1, features international yet mainly Iranian producers and musicians and is available on Bandcamp the download includes high-quality MP3, FLAC and more. A young label with four releases … Continue reading

Currently Listening to…Johnny Be Good, Persian Version
Contemporary Music / iran / Latest Culture News / Music

Currently Listening to…Johnny Be Good, Persian Version

These guys never take themselves too seriously. Their mixture of folk, prose and classical Persian music is made contemporary by their approach. Velshodegan are composition, voice and tar – M. Fallahi, composition, voice and fiddle – Behzad Hassanzadeh, tombak and prose – Mohammad Bahar. Check their video below for their parody of the mundane, a … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Cultures Flowing In: Estuaries and Cassettes
asia / Contemporary Music / iran / middle east / Music / Schedule / South Asia

Six Pillars Broadcast – Cultures Flowing In: Estuaries and Cassettes

  Sounds from the Estuary, where a festival celebrates cultures that entered England on boats from the East sea upriver. Featuring Raga Dawn a sunrise vocal performance to performed outdoors from the last hours of the night until the very early morning. A composition for two voices (spoken and sung) and site-specific sound. “A vocal … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Politicising Tourism in Palestine
arts / film / Latest Culture News / middle east / resonance104.4fm / Schedule / Theatre and Film

Six Pillars Broadcast – Politicising Tourism in Palestine

This week highlights from the event Politicising Tourism in Palestine, part of the Crisis and Creativity A Season of Contemporary Films from and about the ‘Arab world’ series of events at The Mosaic Rooms, London, curated by Shohini Chaudhuri.  Broadcast Times Six Pillars broadcasts on air on 104.4FM, on digital radio signal and online Wednesday … Continue reading