This week to mark the advent of the Christmas holidays, we listen to music that touches on the ideas and history of Christianity in the Middle East, as it is and as it is perceived, either in instrumentation, lyrics or track concept.
Haitus (UK/Iran) Some Hope, a response to the Trump administration.
Jason Soliday (Chicago, United States) with Eyeshut – While – Worded, created for the Disquiet Junto project 0213 Complex Signatures.
Muudra – Way Li Minê, a tribute to Vîyan Peyman who was killed on April 6th 2015 near the town Serekaniye in northern Syria. Peyman was a poet and a singer, a voice of her movement, a symbol of strength for woman´s right and Kurdish people.
Esteban Porronett Rosario (Argentina) with El Alacrán: “I found and killed a deadly scorpion a month ago. I made this track for him, my sadness at killing this dangerous animal.”
Katrall (the 802, Burlington United States) with Moonlit Sands, is a DJ/Producer. This is his original re-touch of Moonlit Sands.
Tim Corsham’s Cap’ is one of the oldest Wiltshire Quick Marches. this version was performed live by British Library Writer-in-Residence Rob Sherman and Nick Henderson at the British Library, 8th December 2015
Audio Obscura (Norfolk, UK)
with Inert Entropy, produced for Disquiet Junto0213-complexsignatures.
Boier Bibescu feat. Alex Velea (Bucharest, Romania) with Monstru (monster).
‘Tanam Farsooda Jaan Para’, a Kalam Of Jami sung by Muhammad Ali Saifi. ‘Tanam Farsooda Jaan Para’ is a very famous Persian naat [poem in the praise of the Prophet) by 15th Century great Sufi scholar and mystic poet, Maulana Abdur Rahman Jami of Afghanistan (then Khorasan, North East Persia).
Eduardo Domingues Fenner (São Paulo, Brazil) with Palavra Proibida (Forbidden Word) who writes ” My objective here is to promote the praise of God through Afro-Brazilian and African musicality, ones which are not always well accepted in Brazilian churches.”
Also included are extracts from PRH Audio’s “America’s War for the Greater Middle East” by Andrew J. Bacevich, read by Rob Shapiro. Retired army colonel and New York Times bestselling author Andrew J. Bacevich provides a searing reassessment of U.S. military policy in the Middle East over the past four decades.
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.
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Also in Brighton on digital signal and again online, from midnight-00:30am the following Friday morning on Resonance Extra.
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