Six Pillars Broadcast – Veeranganakumari (Vee) Solanki
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Veeranganakumari (Vee) Solanki

Veeranganakumari (Vee) Solanki is an independent curator and researcher from India, whose work involves curating young contemporary South-Asian artists. Visiting London as a resident at the Delfina Foundation and the Brooks Curatorial Research Fellow at the Tate Modern, she begins a 6 month cataloguing project mapping and researching UK based South-Asian artists who work with … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast _ Nuts One’s Oriental Slap
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Six Pillars Broadcast _ Nuts One’s Oriental Slap

This week we enjoy the vinyl sampling or Nuts One, a DJ and crate digger who is part of the Soundtrackers and also Holywax records. Oriental Slap! Living in Geneva, Switzerland, he also produces his own music releases, for purchase here. Broadcast Times: 6-6.30pm Mondays Repeats Wednesday 1-1.30pm On air, on digital radio DAB in … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Poetry in Motion Film Series
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Poetry in Motion Film Series

    Poetry in Motion at the Barbican celebrates the millennia-long traditions of Iranian poetry and art by linking them with Iran’s Contemporary Iranian Cinema today. Festival programmer Elhum Shakerifar visits the studio to discuss the commissions of original poetry (from poets Amy Key, Martha Sprackland and Will Harris) and responses by fine artists to … Continue reading

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 Podcast – Piers Secunda Auction Special
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Six Pillars Podcast – Piers Secunda Auction Special

Artist Piers Secunda has visited the edges of ISIS territory in Iraq, he has taken a decade of ‘rejected’ work and compacted it into a 1 metre cube, and sculpted ancient Chinese puzzles with paint. See Secunda’s fine art work donated to the Resonance104.4FM auction, you can still bid here. Broadcast Times: 6-6.30pm Mondays Repeats … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Omid Walidzadeh Guest Mix
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Omid Walidzadeh Guest Mix

Omid has been a guest on Six Pillars since the days of Myspace, (around 2006) and his career in USA has flourished since we first were in touch. Based in California, Omid began creating heavily sampled hip hop and other forms of electronic music for film and music release after a bachelor in recording arts … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Classical Persian Music
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Six Pillars Broadcast – 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