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New Six Pillars Podcast – The Iron Speaks
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New Six Pillars Podcast – The Iron Speaks

A new four-part, monthly series The Far Becomes Near archives the history of radio broadcasting in the United Arab Emirates, as radiophonic experiments punctuated by oral histories from local historians, academics, cultural commentators and the federation’s earliest broadcasters. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation, the archive describes a Gulf at the turn of the 20th Century … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars – Homo Religiosus
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This Week’s Six Pillars – Homo Religiosus

Dr. Eldad Tsabary has taught electroacoustic ear training, composition, performance, modular programming, and history at Concordia University since 2005. He also taught sound recording, digital audio, MIDI, synthesis, sampling, and sound for image at Formation Musitechnic. He is the founder and director of Concordia Laptop Orchestra and the President of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC.) … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Ancient Philosophies
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Ancient Philosophies

This week: Iranian actor and fine artist Bijan Daneshmand reads his selection of Persian philosophers, including Marcus Aurelius, with sound compositions by Six Pillars host Fari. Below are two of Bijan’s paintings. Broadcast times: on air on 104.4FM, on digital radio signal and online Wednesdays 9-9.30pm, repeats Fridays 3.30-4pm. Listen online here. Also in Brighton … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast- Music from Middle East, North Africa
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Six Pillars Broadcast- Music from Middle East, North Africa

This week on Six Pillars, new music from the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. Broadcast Times Six Pillars broadcasts on air on 104.4FM, on digital radio signal and online Wednesdays  9-9.30pm UK time. repeating the following Fridays 3.30-4pm. Listen online here. Also in Brighton on digital signal and again online, the following Thurs passing … Continue reading

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