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Six Pillars Broadcast – Zoroastrians Iran to India
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Zoroastrians Iran to India

“Zoroastrianism is one of the world’s oldest monotheistic religions. It was founded by the Prophet Zoroaster in ancient Iran approximately 3500 years ago.” (BBC) This week a guest slot from Polite Conversations a serial podcast presented and produced by Eiynah Mohammed Smith in Canada. Mohammed Smith speaks here to a former priest of the Zoroastrian … Continue reading

New Six Pillars Podcast – Bahrain Music Scene
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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
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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
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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
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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