This Week’s Six Pillars – Radio Omid
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This Week’s Six Pillars – Radio Omid

B Since 2006 on Mypsace, we’ve been following the burgeoning career of Iranian producer and DJ, based in Long Beach, California, of Omid Walizadeh. To follow his previous contributions to Six Pillars, this week’s fantastic guest mix pays tribute to the Walizadeh family, Homa Sarshar, Hamid Nour, Hayadeh, Sasoon Hayrapetyan and the Mofid Family. Many … 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

Electronic Music From Tehran, The Wire Magazine
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Electronic Music From Tehran, The Wire Magazine

The Wire Magazine‘s October 2016 issue, 392, features this article on the electronic music being made in Iran today. The Wire maintains its quality of work via magazine purchases, but as it is not deliverable in Iran, they have agreed for us to post it here. The article is also available as .pdf, hosted on … Continue reading

Persian Game of Thrones
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Persian Game of Thrones

Missing GOT? Although the theme tune is already writen by a composer of Iranian descent (half Iranian, half German) Ramin Djawadi, this version by long time collaborator and supported artists the cheeky Moslem Rasouli, is 100% Persian-sounding. An interview with the original Emmy-nominated composer talking about the music and breaking it down in detail, is … Continue reading

Currently Watching….Anahita Abbasi
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Currently Watching….Anahita Abbasi

This contemporary classical piece “Zavaya” was written for the Omnibus Ensemble in 2012 by Austrian-Iranian composer Anahita Abbasi. It premiered within a new program at the Tongyeong International Music Festival, South Korea in March 2012. Zavaya  is a term for geometric angles in the Persian language.  Thus the music in this piece is an imaginary … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars – Auction Special with Hassan K: Accidental Exile
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This Week’s Six Pillars – Auction Special with Hassan K: Accidental Exile

Past guest and performer for our live events series in London, Hassan K has donated a delicious white vinyl of his latest release Hykayat: l’exil accidentel, signed in the inner sleeve, for the Resonance104.4fm auction which runs until 21st February. To mark this we sample tracks from his new and prior hit albums. Be sure … Continue reading