This Week’s Six Pillars – Poetry in Motion
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This Week’s Six Pillars – Poetry in Motion

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 some of … 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

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 – 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 – 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