Six Pillars Broadcast – MENASA Folk, Electronica, Classical
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Six Pillars Broadcast – MENASA Folk, Electronica, Classical

Select folk, electronica and classical music from North Africa, South Asia and Middle East. Featuring Kurdish-Iranian kamancheh player Kayhan Kalhor, Egyptian DJ Ghazi (featuring vocals by Abdullah El Miniawy), Pirayeh Pourafar, Sevdaliza, Dagadana and North Lab and two tracks from a new release by Jordanian band Albaitil Ashwai. (Image: Ebay Listings selling Afghan Clothing Items) … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars – A Mix from the “Global South”
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This Week’s Six Pillars – A Mix from the “Global South”

This week from the globe over we sample tracks identified as being from or inspired by cultures of the “Global South”, a much disputed concept of otherness and “third world” status that intersects with geo-politics, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class and religion. Leigh Anne Duck, who reflects on the term Global South as co-editor of the … Continue reading

Currently Listening To…Salome MC
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Currently Listening To…Salome MC

  With a new album release Iranian producer and singer Salome MC, releases this video for her track “Callous”. “Excerpts from Unhappy Consciousness” is the culmination of two years work, the first album for which Salome single-handedly produced and composed all works. Collaborator Hussein Shahani mixed the tracks for the album, from which two music … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Circular Landscapes
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Circular Landscapes

Two live performance pieces by Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver: ‘Circular Landscapes’ commissioned by Maraya Art Centre in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The two works were composed mainly of sounds recorded in the Mleiha Desert, a site of great archaeological significance since early man’s migration out of Africa, and the Sharjah Airport, the first airport in … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast- Shadi Habib Allah & Samson Young
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Six Pillars Broadcast- Shadi Habib Allah & Samson Young

This week: sounds from Frieze Art Fair 2016 where Green Art Gallery, Dubai, exhibited Palestinian artist Shadi Habib Allah’s mobile phone installation ‘A Defective Wave Shields Disparate Topographies.’ Plus a discussion with Samsung Young, a Frieze Project 2016 artist and composer set to represent Hong Kong in 2017 Venice Biennial. Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Cultures Flowing In: Estuaries and Cassettes
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Cultures Flowing In: Estuaries and Cassettes

  Sounds from the Estuary, where a festival celebrates cultures that entered England on boats from the East sea upriver. Featuring Raga Dawn a sunrise vocal performance to performed outdoors from the last hours of the night until the very early morning. A composition for two voices (spoken and sung) and site-specific sound. “A vocal … Continue reading