New Podcast – ElectroClassical Iran
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New Podcast – ElectroClassical Iran

Experimental music from the Middle East, electro-classical works mainly from Iran, in this order: Playlist: Rohab by Showan Tavakol Sami Yusuf with the Persian nightingale Soog e Sarv by Showan Tavakol Iranian Hologram by Showan Tavakol DayBalal by Farshad BakhtiariHa feat. Shaghayegh Kamali Persian Jazz by Oxala Darreye Gham by Showan Tavvakol Ensemble Kamman Advertisements Continue reading

This Week’s Broadcast – Future Dubai, Gitex I
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This Week’s Broadcast – Future Dubai, Gitex I

This week: for 37 years, visionaries and tech pioneers have been visiting Dubai to witness the technology and innovations that are ‘set to change the world.’ Is it all for the better? Where are the ethics and quality of life predictions by the kind of people predicting future markets? From handbag sized nuclear radiation detectors … Continue reading

NEW PODCAST – Pop Art from North Africa
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NEW PODCAST – Pop Art from North Africa

Fari Bradley talks to Najlaa El-Ageli in situ at the P21 Gallery, London about ‘Pop Art From North Africa’, in which 15 artists inspired by the Pop Art movement represent every nation in the region with paintings, digital images, animation, music and street art. The works tackle the social, political and cultural environments unique to … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Show – Pop Art from North Africa
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This Week’s Six Pillars Show – Pop Art from North Africa

Fari Bradley talks to Najlaa El-Ageli in situ at the P21 Gallery, London about ‘Pop Art From North Africa’, in which 15 artists inspired by the Pop Art movement represent every nation in the region with paintings, digital images, animation, music and street art. The works tackle the social, political and cultural environments unique to … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Borderless Festival, Statford
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Borderless Festival, Statford

This week: the Theatre Royal Stratford East and GOAT Music’s presentation of ‘Borderless’ -a vibrant and wide reaching festival designed to dissolve ideas of ‘other’ in the collective swell of music. For this iteration, we hear music from The Turbans, Anushka + XOA, Deep Throat Choir + Some Voices, Sola Akingbola’s Critical Mass and Horace … Continue reading

Currently Reading….Iman Mersal, Stepping Away from Poetry — Arabic Lit. (in English)
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Currently Reading….Iman Mersal, Stepping Away from Poetry — Arabic Lit. (in English)

“Celebrated Egyptian poet Iman Mersal, one of the most exciting voices in contemporary Arabic poetry, has shifted her attention — with two recent books — to prose. Now, after a translation of Simic’s ironic voice, and a prose book full of complicated feelings around being a mother, can we expect new shadows from both in … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Electro-Classical Music from Iran
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Electro-Classical Music from Iran

Tonight on Six Pillars we’re listening to experimental music from the Middle East and a somewhat electro-classical selection today, in this order: Playlist: Rohab by Showan Tavakol Sami Yusuf with the Persian nightingale Soog e Sarv by Showan Tavakol Iranian Hologram by Showan Tavakol DayBalal by Farshad BakhtiariHa feat. Shaghayegh Kamali Persian Jazz by Oxala … Continue reading