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Six Pillars Broadcast – The Sounds of Bahrain

IMG_2249For 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 travel soundscape recordings feature the incidental sounds of island culture; flagpoles by the shore, a portside where fishermen are mooring at sunset, the sea wind in coastal palm trees. Plus a 4 minute improvisation by Fari Bradley, Chris Weaver and local artist Hasan Hujairi at Malja Studios. Malja is a Red Bull creative space on the Amwaj Islands in Bahrain boasting an art gallery, sound and dance studios.

BROADCAST TIMES: This week Six Pillars is at 6pm UK Time (currently British Summer Time), and 9pm GST.

From next week Six Pillars is in its usual 9pm slot,. Repeats Fridays 3.30pm UK Time. For past podcasts see HERE.

LISTEN: On air and on digital radio across London, on 104.4FM, online HERE

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