This Week’s Six Pillars – Classical Persian Music
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This Week’s Six Pillars – Classical Persian Music

This week, a political listening exercise. Too often when we discuss Iran today or even the Persian Empire that preceded it, homegrown classical music does not come to mind. But for how many years before the first notes were written down in Europe, were the Mesopotamians and their neighbours stringing the early versions of the … Continue reading

This Week’s @6Pillars Radio Show – MOPCAP Arts Prize
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This Week’s @6Pillars Radio Show – MOPCAP Arts Prize

Wed 7th October 21hrs-21:30hrs, repeat the following Friday 3.30om on Resonance104.4FM. Listen on air in London on 104.4FM or online otherwise. Audio from the event of the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize, in Edge of Arabia projects, London on 3rd October 2015. Featuring an interview with this year’s MOPCAP judges Dr Sussan Babaie (Courtauld), … Continue reading

Consumerism in Iran – Photos
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Consumerism in Iran – Photos

Cambodia-based photographer Thomas Cristofoletti photographs what he sees as evidence of the rapid growth of commercial ideologies in the theocratic state of Iran. On his website, beside some lush photos of scenes of shopping and use of technology in Iran, he quotes former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when he said “Thankfully we are already witnessing … Continue reading