This Week’s Six Pillars – Michel Banabila Guest Mix
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This Week’s Six Pillars – Michel Banabila Guest Mix

Dutch musician and producer Michel Banabila selects a distinct playlist of his favourite West Asian (Middle East) and North African tracks for Six Pillars. Continue reading

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Six Pillars Broadcast – Traditional Music from Lorestan and Isfahan
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Traditional Music from Lorestan and Isfahan

This week, traditional music from Lorestan and Isfahan. Ruhollah Khaleghi plays ‘Khooshe Chin’ from the album ‘Rangarang In Isfahan’, and we hear Ostad Shahmirza Moradi’s tracks from Regional Music of Lorestan. Khaleghi (1906-1965) was a renowned musician, composer, conductor and author, who founded the Gol’hā programmes on radio that revolutionised Iranian music. Shahmirza Moradi (1924-1997) … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Tehran Trap: Noisetrappy
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Tehran Trap: Noisetrappy

    A bespoke show from Iran, 23 year old talent Noisetrappy takes over with 30 minutes of Tehran Trap. This show was produced entirely over Instagram between Six Pillars producer Fari Bradley and Noisetrappy. Recorded in Tehran, where Noisetrappy (aka Amir) collaborates with other musicians his age to create a specific danceable sound between … Continue reading

Six Pillars: 1:54 African Art Fair
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Six Pillars: 1:54 African Art Fair

This week we talk to galleries and artists from the 1:54 Africa Art Fair, at Somerset House during Frieze Week, 2018. We discuss the highly provocative work of South African artist Anton Kannemeyer, his relationship with the band Die Antewoord, and critiques of both whit and black South African life and politics. Represented by Huberty … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Direct from Tehran, Sazmanab
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Direct from Tehran, Sazmanab

A Brief History of Sazmanab Narrated by ‘Alice’ Sazmanab (Persian: سازمان آب‎) is a curatorial platform which originally started as an artist-run space and residency programme in Tehran in 2008. Sazmanab creates curatorial projects and supports artistic work in a wide range of media through exhibitions and events, residencies for artists, curators and researchers, educational … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Listening to ‘West Asia’
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Listening to ‘West Asia’

Sounds from Iran and the wider Gulf: when Iran seems increasingly cut off, and with attitudes to music in general in the Middle East making a career in experimental music even harder than usual, what digital messages are being sent by budding audio producers to the web for us to hear? Building on an article … Continue reading