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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 Broadcast – Ancient Philosophies
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Ancient Philosophies

This week: Iranian actor and fine artist Bijan Daneshmand reads his selection of Persian philosophers, including Marcus Aurelius, with sound compositions by Six Pillars host Fari. Below are two of Bijan’s paintings. Broadcast times: on air on 104.4FM, on digital radio signal and online Wednesdays 9-9.30pm, repeats Fridays 3.30-4pm. Listen online here. Also in Brighton … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast- Music from Middle East, North Africa
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Six Pillars Broadcast- Music from Middle East, North Africa

This week on Six Pillars, new music from the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. Broadcast Times Six Pillars broadcasts on air on 104.4FM, on digital radio signal and online Wednesdays  9-9.30pm UK time. repeating the following Fridays 3.30-4pm. Listen online here. Also in Brighton on digital signal and again online, the following Thurs passing … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Zoroastrians Iran to India
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Zoroastrians Iran to India

“Zoroastrianism is one of the world’s oldest monotheistic religions. It was founded by the Prophet Zoroaster in ancient Iran approximately 3500 years ago.” (BBC) This week a guest slot from Polite Conversations a serial podcast presented and produced by Eiynah Mohammed Smith in Canada. Mohammed Smith speaks here to a former priest of the Zoroastrian … Continue reading