Six Pillars Broadcasts – Michel Banabila Guest Mix
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Six Pillars Broadcasts – 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 – Choreophobia
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Choreophobia

This week: British Iranian artist Lilian Nejatpour discusses her piece, Choreophobia. Nejatpour’s practice questions technological invasiveness and sentimentality. Choreophobia examines the intervening occurrence of colonialism and Western thought on Middle Eastern dance, with its interference on the censoring and transformation of gender and sensuality in male bodies. Choreophobia is at Chisenhale Studios in August as … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast: Oumood – Desynchronise
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Six Pillars Broadcast: 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: Contemporary Dance, Tunis
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Six Pillars Broadcast: Contemporary Dance, Tunis

  This week: Oumaïma Manaï, a young choreographer from Tunisia, discusses her role at the Tunisian Pavilion at Venice Biennale, and the role of hip hop in offering Tunisian youth an alternative language by which to express themselves. The pavilion holds no artworks but employs dance as a means of animating the debate on migration, … Continue reading

Dancing in Istanbul
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Dancing in Istanbul

“Finally we didn’t have a place to go, so we just danced outside. […] We grew up in the Romani neighbourhood, in the Romani culture.” Sulukule Mon Amour from !f istanbul Sulukule (literally: “Water tower”) is a historic settlement in the Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey. It is an area within the area of Istanbul’s … Continue reading

Six Pillars Podcast – Don’t Throw Your Love to Babylon
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Six Pillars Podcast – Don’t Throw Your Love to Babylon

This week we’ve tickets to give away to “From Babylon to London” at Jackson’s Lane Theatre, Feb 16th 2014, plus we earmark several ResonanceFM fundraisers events going on around Valentine’s day, a chance for you to ‘show your love’. This show includes our monthly guest slot from ‘I Ran Into Iran‘ USA, who continue their … Continue reading

Tonight: ZAHHÁK, Dragon King of Persia Dance
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Tonight: ZAHHÁK, Dragon King of Persia Dance

What’s this? More funky renditions of the ancient Book of Kings that Iranians know so well, and which has come to the fore globally at least since the 2000 year anniversary of its writing in 2010. This is a contemporary work for stage by Hossein Hadisi for voice, percussion and dance. The piece celebrates the … Continue reading