Six Pillars Broadcast – Putting the Palestine Back into Christmas
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Putting the Palestine Back into Christmas

Who were the first Christians and where were they? The Maronite and other denominations of Christians in Palestine and Jordan explained, with Arab songs of the Christian tradition. Numbers have dwindled in Occupied Palestine, with many Christians moving to Lebanon or nearby. But how did Christianity start as a “thing’? “The earliest followers of Jesus … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Listening to ‘West Asia’
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Listening to ‘West Asia’

Sounds from Iran and the wider Gulf: when Iran seems increasingly cut off, and with attitudes to music in general in the Middle East making a career in experimental music even harder than usual, what digital messages are being sent by budding audio producers to the web for us to hear? Building on an article … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Music from Palestine
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Music from Palestine

Incensed by the provocation of the USA to move it’s Israeli embassy to the disputed area of Jerusalem, the orchestrated, cold blooded killings of civilians marking the 70th anniversary of their exodus (nakba) from their homeland, and motivated by the music project stemming from Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel on the ugly side of the West … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Iranian Film Review with Rammy Elsaadany
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Iranian Film Review with Rammy Elsaadany

“When you isolate women, you isolate the soul of the whole society.” Hissa Hilal, The Poetess, Screening at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London this month (see below). This week we celebrate International Women’s Day with a look at two forthcoming releases by women directors from Iran. Pictured left is Ava, screening at … 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