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This Week’s Six Pillars: Oumood – Desynchronise
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This Week’s Six Pillars: Oumood – Desynchronise

December 13th, 9-9.30pm DESYNCHRONISE Part I A special mix for Six Pillars by Oumood in Tehran. Omid SahebEkhtiari mixed this after tuning in from Iran. His selection includes several Iranian artists, and one of his own, amongst tracks he and his peers have been listening to of late. Interested in experimental music and a wider … Continue reading

Six Pillars’ Broadcast: Palestine: A Century of Colonialism and Resistance II and II
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Six Pillars’ Broadcast: Palestine: A Century of Colonialism and Resistance II and II

Part 1 Dr Rabab Abdulhadi of San Francisco State University (SFSU), speaks frankly on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Treaty, at University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. While the UK Prime Minister prepared a state visit by Netanyahu, and publicly announced she was proud of the foundation of Israel, many others … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – El Marsa Gallery, Tunis / Dubai and Thameur Mejri.
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Six Pillars Broadcast – El Marsa Gallery, Tunis / Dubai and Thameur Mejri.

After exhibiting his work at the 1:54 African Contemporary Art Fair, London 2017, the Dubai-based El Marsa Gallery present a solo show of canvas, film and paper works by young Tunisian artist Thameur Mejri The solo exhibition Heretic Spaces, is held at Elmarsa Gallery, Dubai, UAE, however in this interview the director Lili Ben Saleh, … Continue reading

NEW PODCAST – Pop Art from North Africa
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NEW PODCAST – Pop Art from North Africa

Fari Bradley talks to Najlaa El-Ageli in situ at the P21 Gallery, London about ‘Pop Art From North Africa’, in which 15 artists inspired by the Pop Art movement represent every nation in the region with paintings, digital images, animation, music and street art. The works tackle the social, political and cultural environments unique to … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Borderless Festival, Statford
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Borderless Festival, Statford

This week: the Theatre Royal Stratford East and GOAT Music’s presentation of ‘Borderless’ -a vibrant and wide reaching festival designed to dissolve ideas of ‘other’ in the collective swell of music. For this iteration, we hear music from The Turbans, Anushka + XOA, Deep Throat Choir + Some Voices, Sola Akingbola’s Critical Mass and Horace … Continue reading

Currently Reading….Iman Mersal, Stepping Away from Poetry — Arabic Lit. (in English)
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Currently Reading….Iman Mersal, Stepping Away from Poetry — Arabic Lit. (in English)

“Celebrated Egyptian poet Iman Mersal, one of the most exciting voices in contemporary Arabic poetry, has shifted her attention — with two recent books — to prose. Now, after a translation of Simic’s ironic voice, and a prose book full of complicated feelings around being a mother, can we expect new shadows from both in … Continue reading