This Week’s Six Pillars Show – New Music From Iran IX
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This Week’s Six Pillars Show – New Music From Iran IX

This week we sample ‘Absence’, a 70 minute CD compilation of minimal experimental music from Iran, which unsurprisingly and pleasingly, sounds like it came from nowhere in particular. Many contributors have been played before on Six Pillars and we’re pleased to see them taking off. Absence was released February 8, 2016 on Flaming Pines, an … 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

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Mahmood Schricker – New Album Review

Null is the debut album by Toronto based setar player Mahmood Schricker, a CD, as he puts it, that is Electro Persian music inspired by traditional Persian music and poetry. Iranian traditional instruments and vocals are successfully matched with the electronic elements employed by Shricker. This been achieved before by musicians as diverse as electrofolk singer Azzam Ali, kemenche player … Continue reading

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New Film from Persepolis Writer and Director

The Gang of The Jotas from Marjan Satrapi is in the making. At first, after the hit animation based on her comic novel, Jotas seems like a complete right turn for Satrapi. However on closer inspection the dark, quirky style of Jotas has a certain resonance with the inner world of the teenage Marjane in Persepolis. … Continue reading