This Week’s Six Pillars – A Mix from the “Global South”
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This Week’s Six Pillars – A Mix from the “Global South”

This week from the globe over we sample tracks identified as being from or inspired by cultures of the “Global South”, a much disputed concept of otherness and “third world” status that intersects with geo-politics, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class and religion. Leigh Anne Duck, who reflects on the term Global South as co-editor of the … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Auction Special with Peyvand Khorsandi
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Auction Special with Peyvand Khorsandi

Sibling-son star satirist and journalist Peyvand Khorsandi joins us in the studio for the final round up of amazing auction items in the dizzying last days of bidding. What will Khorsandi make of, say, the private performance offered by Jem Finer of the Pogues, and the array of vintage collectables and remarkable experiences donated to … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast: Oumood – Desynchronise
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Six Pillars Broadcast: Oumood – Desynchronise

December 13th, 9-9.30pm DESYNCHRONISE Part I A special mix for Six Pillars by Oumood in Tehran. Omid SahebEkhtiari mixed this after tuning in from Iran. His selection includes several Iranian artists, and one of his own, amongst tracks he and his peers have been listening to of late. Interested in experimental music and a wider … 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 – Not Just My Hijab
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Not Just My Hijab

Wed 28th June  – Not Just My Hijab Four very different women recount their complex relationships with their own hijabs, not the static, monolithic contentious ‘thing’ it is usually perceived as, but rather something intensely personal. Guest produced by Kerning Cultures,, edited from the original for ResonanceFM by Fari Bradley. Broadcast Times Six Pillars broadcasts … 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