Six Pillars Broadcast – The JouJouka International Part I and II
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Six Pillars Broadcast – The JouJouka International Part I and II

    April 1st and April 8th 2019 The Master Musicians of Joujouka Part I and II This week part 1 of the tale of a Sufic musical tradition; The Master Musicians of Joujouka dates back over six centuries, in the mountains of North Morocco. From explicit reference in the cut-up novels by William Burroughs, … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Human Rights Watch Film Festival
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Human Rights Watch Film Festival

This week on Six Pillars Algerian-American director Assia Bendaoui visits the studio to discuss her screening as part of London’s HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL (HRWFF). Journalist / filmmaker Assia¬†Boundaoui is US-based and of Algerian-American background. She joins us to discuss her directorial debut on government surveillance, “The Feeling of Being Watched” which is screened … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – West Asia Sound
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Six Pillars Broadcast – West Asia Sound

This week we sample tracks from and inspired by all over West Asia, featuring: Tara Kamangar_-_Aminollah Hossein from Persian Miniatures Saint Abdullah – Mossadegh’s Revenge for 52 Faraz Minooei – Bafar Siah (Black Snow) 2008 Soheil Soheili Ft. Haman – Deflection Broadcast Times: 6-6.30pm Mondays Repeats Wednesday 1-1.30pm On air, on digital radio DAB in … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Ashurbanipal II
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Ashurbanipal II

This week’s Six Pillars radio show is the second part of an in-depth tour of “I Am Ashurbanipal, King of the World” on show this month at The British Museum London. One of history’s most dominant Kings, this Assyrian has yet been forgotten. A fierce, entirely merciless warrior, a proud scholar (the first in his … Continue reading

Six Pillars’ Broadcast – ResonanceFM Auction Special
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Six Pillars’ Broadcast – ResonanceFM Auction Special

Magic of Persia curator Leyla Fakhr and artist Piers Secunda visit the studio to discuss the their items donated to the ResonanceFM auction, that are from and about Iran and Iraq. Magic of Persia is a UK charity supporting artists from Iran. They have taken part in the ResonanceFM auction and support artists with the … Continue reading

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