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

Podcast Six Pillars – ‘I Am Ashurbanipual, King of the World’ Part I and II
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Podcast Six Pillars – ‘I Am Ashurbanipual, King of the World’ Part I and II

This week’s Six Pillars radio show: an in depth tour of “I Am Ashurbanipal, King of the World” currently on show 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 line), empire-builder, a self-proclaimed king-slayer, … 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

Six Pillars Broadcast: London Contemporary Music Festival
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Six Pillars Broadcast: London Contemporary Music Festival

This week, Igor Toronyi-Lalic, Artistic Director of the London Contemporary Music Festival joins us to discuss LCMF, “an exploration into how to programme a music festival” as much as a celebration of choice international contemporary music and it’s history. We sample discuss the programming of BME performers and composers over the years and sample a … Continue reading

Shadow Play on ‘The Book of Kings’ Tours to China, NYC and Paris.
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Shadow Play on ‘The Book of Kings’ Tours to China, NYC and Paris.

After touring China for a month, where the rich heritage of theatre will resonate with this ancient Persian tale and its unique delivery, Feathers of Fire is now coming soon to the New York  KAYE PLAYHOUSE, NYC, SEPTEMBER 7TH & 8TH. With graphics and design by Hamid Rahmanian, the play also features an original score … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Hong Kong Mixtape with CMHK
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Hong Kong Mixtape with CMHK

  Hong Kong Mixtape is a new, open call project in Hong Kong for field recordings and compositions put out by CMHK (Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong) as part of their Sonic Transmission Exchange programme. Curated by the CMHK team, the final selections make it to the Hong Kong Mixtape , which involves local composers’ and … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – MENASA Folk, Electronica, Classical
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Six Pillars Broadcast – MENASA Folk, Electronica, Classical

Select folk, electronica and classical music from North Africa, South Asia and Middle East. Featuring Kurdish-Iranian kamancheh player Kayhan Kalhor, Egyptian DJ Ghazi (featuring vocals by Abdullah El Miniawy), Pirayeh Pourafar, Sevdaliza, Dagadana and North Lab and two tracks from a new release by Jordanian band Albaitil Ashwai. (Image: Ebay Listings selling Afghan Clothing Items) Continue reading