Remembering A Self Taught Afghani Photographer – Shah Marai
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Remembering A Self Taught Afghani Photographer – Shah Marai

Agence France-Presse’s chief photographer Shah Marai, aged 41, was murdered in a  suicide attack, orchestrated by the radical Islamist group the Taliban. this week in Kabul. Marai was one of nine journalists and 25 people, killed in dual bomb blasts in the capital of Afghanistan, his home country. “This year’s bloody Taliban spring offensive is … Continue reading

New Season of Six Pillars
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New Season of Six Pillars

This new season on Resonance104.4FM, Six Pillars provides an antidote to mainstream media outside these regions, with their damagingly limited Orientalist and alarmist lenses. Focusing on choice contemporary West Asian (Middle Eastern), North African and South Asian sound, art and culture, tune in for experimental music, arts and culture. Broadcasts (UK time) Wednesday 9-9.30pm Repeats … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – European Everything – Norway at Documenta14
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Six Pillars Broadcast – European Everything – Norway at Documenta14

As the quinquennial Documenta 14 opens in its second city, Kassel in Germany, we hear from participating artist Joar Nango. One of the endangered Sámi tribes in Norway, Nango is an architect who creates installations and collaborative works with the environment and social context in mind. His open air piece at Athens Conservatoire is called … Continue reading

We, the People – Trump’s Immigration Ban
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We, the People – Trump’s Immigration Ban

A guest episode from Kerning Cultures this week, examines Trump’s immigration ban from a a very human perspective. Since Trump announced his ban, thousands were affected. Most were prohibited from boarding planes from foreign destinations because airlines pay a fine of USD 3,000 per each passenger they permit aboard, if improperly brought to USA. Hundreds … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Middle East for Trump & Welcome Graffiti in Beirut
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Middle East for Trump & Welcome Graffiti in Beirut

This week Six Pillars airs audio from the Kerning Cultures podcast, a widely collaborative project based between Dubai and USA, via other countries. Their piece Middle East for Trump caught our attention as they interviewed unlikely Trump supporters in USA prior to the highly publicised media circus that is the American elections. “You can imagine … Continue reading

Currently Listening to…Johnny Be Good, Persian Version
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Currently Listening to…Johnny Be Good, Persian Version

These guys never take themselves too seriously. Their mixture of folk, prose and classical Persian music is made contemporary by their approach. Velshodegan are composition, voice and tar – M. Fallahi, composition, voice and fiddle – Behzad Hassanzadeh, tombak and prose – Mohammad Bahar. Check their video below for their parody of the mundane, a … Continue reading