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

Six Pillars Broadcast: London Palestine Film Festival
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Six Pillars Broadcast: London Palestine Film Festival

The London Palestine Film Festival (LPFF) returns after a two year haitus, with diverse, rare and popular shorts, features and documentaries, working to connect audiences with international filmmakers focusing on Palestine-related issues. Joining the likes of Bella Freud and Eyal Weizman for the festival are this week’s Six Pillars’ guests (bios below): Mai Masri with … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Traditional Music from Lorestan and Isfahan
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Traditional Music from Lorestan and Isfahan

  This week, traditional music from Lorestan and Isfahan. Ruhollah Khaleghi plays ‘Khooshe Chin’ from the album ‘Rangarang In Isfahan’, and we hear Ostad Shahmirza Moradi’s tracks from Regional Music of Lorestan. Khaleghi (1906-1965) was a renowned musician, composer, conductor and author, who founded the Gol’hā programmes on radio that revolutionised Iranian music. Shahmirza Moradi … Continue reading

Six Pillars: 1:54 African Art Fair
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Six Pillars: 1:54 African Art Fair

This week we talk to galleries and artists from the 1:54 Africa Art Fair, at Somerset House during Frieze Week, 2018. We discuss the highly provocative work of South African artist Anton Kannemeyer, his relationship with the band Die Antewoord, and critiques of both whit and black South African life and politics. Represented by Huberty … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Direct from Tehran, Sazmanab
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Direct from Tehran, Sazmanab

A Brief History of Sazmanab Narrated by ‘Alice’ Sazmanab (Persian: سازمان آب‎) is a curatorial platform which originally started as an artist-run space and residency programme in Tehran in 2008. Sazmanab creates curatorial projects and supports artistic work in a wide range of media through exhibitions and events, residencies for artists, curators and researchers, educational … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Listening to ‘West Asia’
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Listening to ‘West Asia’

Sounds from Iran and the wider Gulf: when Iran seems increasingly cut off, and with attitudes to music in general in the Middle East making a career in experimental music even harder than usual, what digital messages are being sent by budding audio producers to the web for us to hear? Building on an article … Continue reading