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 – Artist Manal Aldowayan
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Artist Manal Aldowayan

As a female artist from Saudi Arabia, Manal AlDowayan’s has a particular resonance; themes of active forgetting, archives, and collective memory, with a large focus on the state of Saudi women and their representation. From photography to film to sculpture Aldowayan is always exploring new forms and has shown a significant body of work internationally, … 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

Six Pillars Broadcast: Artist Soheila Sokhanvari
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Six Pillars Broadcast: Artist Soheila Sokhanvari

Once a practising scientist, Iranian artist Soheila Sokhanvari discusses her multi-media painting and sculptural work at Wysing Arts Centre, inspired by vintage family photographs in crude oil, gold and egg tempera. Soheila Sokhanvari’s work draws on personal histories, expressed in photographs and expired passports, exploring identity and trauma, often with the backdrop of past political … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – European Everything – Norway at Documenta14
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Six Pillars Broadcast – European Everything – Norway at Documenta14

As the quinquennial Documenta 14 opens in its second city, Kassel in Germany, we hear from participating artist Joar Nango. One of the endangered Sámi tribes in Norway, Nango is an architect who creates installations and collaborative works with the environment and social context in mind. His open air piece at Athens Conservatoire is called … Continue reading

New Six Pillars Podcast – Bahrain Music Scene
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New Six Pillars Podcast – Bahrain Music Scene

Informal interviews with musicians from the Bahrain music scene that exist around Malja Studios on Amwaj Island. A collaboration with Maxeem Meraki a local bouzouki player, led to this conversation in which he explains how he, as “a heavy metal fan all the way”, came to love and learn the Greek bouzouki in the Middle … Continue reading

Autumn Programming – Experimental Music, Middle East and Political Tourism in Palestine
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Autumn Programming – Experimental Music, Middle East and Political Tourism in Palestine

After a month’s schedule suspension, ResonanceFM’s live programming schedule is back! With experimental music from both Tehran and Rasht, Iran and a London event examining the politicisation of tourism in Palestine. Each Wednesday 9-9.30pm, repeating Fridays 3.30-4pm, UK time, (currently GMT+1, or British Summer Time BST) Six Pillars examines the arts and culture of the … Continue reading