New Six Pillars Podcast – The Iron Speaks
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New Six Pillars Podcast – The Iron Speaks

A new four-part, monthly series The Far Becomes Near archives the history of radio broadcasting in the United Arab Emirates, as radiophonic experiments punctuated by oral histories from local historians, academics, cultural commentators and the federation’s earliest broadcasters. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation, the archive describes a Gulf at the turn of the 20th Century … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – “The Devolution of Arab Men from Humans to Fodder”
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Six Pillars Broadcast – “The Devolution of Arab Men from Humans to Fodder”

 “The Clash of Digitalizations: “The Devolution of Arab Men from Humans to Digital Fodder” A pithy talk by Saud Al-Zaid, a scholar of radical Islamic thought, at the 33th Chaos Communication Congress [33c3] in Hamburg. Al-Zaid, who holds degrees in Economics, Comparative Literature, Arab Studies, the Anthropology & Sociology of Religion, and Islamic Studies, was … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast- Kollektive by Bitrot
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Six Pillars Broadcast- Kollektive by Bitrot

On this week’s Six Pillars show we  listened to a recent digital compilation release from Iran, on Bitrot a label based in Tehran run by artists. Kollektive 1, features international yet mainly Iranian producers and musicians and is available on Bandcamp the download includes high-quality MP3, FLAC and more. A young label with four releases … Continue reading

Last Week’s Six Pillars Show – TripleW.ME Playlist
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Last Week’s Six Pillars Show – TripleW.ME Playlist

This week we sample tracks submitted by TripleW.ME, producers and bands making songs across Middle East and North Africa and all the cultures these regions encompass. In some places, music is still frowned on, yet in places like Dubai or Abu Dhabi where Phillipinos, Indians and other Arab expats such as Lebanese and Syrians are … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Broadcast –  Musician Aria Rostami
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This Week’s Six Pillars Broadcast – Musician Aria Rostami

This week Six Pillars samples an album by Aria Rostami (USA/Iran),’Sibbe’, released on Audiobulb September 2015. ‘Sibbe’ addresses themes of diasporas, Iranian and otherwise, and how mass immigration creates new, vibrant and mixed cultures. The show broadcasts on air this week across London on 104.4FM and on digital radio, and streams online elsewhere. Six Pillars … Continue reading

A New Suburban Marrakech – Simo Ezoubeiri
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A New Suburban Marrakech – Simo Ezoubeiri

Simo Ezoubeiri lives in Chicago, USA and was born in Marrakesh, Morocco. His work involves film and photography and has shown in France, Spain, Morocco and USA amongst others. “Marrakech has an immortal ageless beauty. It is a serene, confident, beautiful, cultural, cosmopolitan, tolerant, artistic, and especially a humanistic place in the world. When a … Continue reading