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Persian Game of Thrones
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Persian Game of Thrones

Missing GOT? Although the theme tune is already writen by a composer of Iranian descent (half Iranian, half German) Ramin Djawadi, this version by long time collaborator and supported artists the cheeky Moslem Rasouli, is 100% Persian-sounding. An interview with the original Emmy-nominated composer talking about the music and breaking it down in detail, is … Continue reading

Currently Watching….Anahita Abbasi
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Currently Watching….Anahita Abbasi

This contemporary classical piece “Zavaya” was written for the Omnibus Ensemble in 2012 by Austrian-Iranian composer Anahita Abbasi. It premiered within a new program at the Tongyeong International Music Festival, South Korea in March 2012. Zavaya  is a term for geometric angles in the Persian language.  Thus the music in this piece is an imaginary … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – The Sounds of Bahrain
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Six Pillars Broadcast – The Sounds of Bahrain

For this new series we focus on areas that in antiquity touched the Persian Empire via contemporary Iranian, Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian sound, art and culture. This week: the first of a series of three broadcasts made at Malja Studios in the Kingdom of Bahrain by Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver. A … Continue reading

World Refugee Day 2016
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World Refugee Day 2016

As with last year, June 20th is an international day to push the agenda for displaced families across the world. Currently 2-3 million children are not in education due to war and poverty. Brian Donald, an Europol official, has announced that 10,000 minors who are migrants have disappeared, we actually don’t know what happened to … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Is There Any Arts Journalism Here?”
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Is There Any Arts Journalism Here?”

  “Art communication and critique, is there any arts journalism here?” This week it’s all about art critique (NB not necessarily criticism) and street art made for exhibition within the gallery setting. We hear from guest writer Kevin Jones, an independent arts critic and writer based 10 years in the Middle East, on the challenges … Continue reading