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Music from Tehran makes you tick, tack, stop

Released by: Oido Records. Recorded at MIGRAIN Studio Migrain are Pouya PourAmin, Nima Aghiani (composers) and Sara Bigdeli Shamloo (vocalist, lyrics). Founded in 2002 by Pouya PourAmin, Hamed Panahpour and Aidin Samimi Mofakham, the band’s initial idea was to perform a trio guitar works by Astor Piazzolla, Phillip Glass and others. In 2009 however, following … Continue reading

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# 1billionrising – Iran, Yemen, Saudi

Soon over the whole world, a day of women’s action will occur to reclaim 14th February back from profit-driven consumer merchandising, and help end inequalities for women the world over. While Turkey has around 40 events planned on the day (see their Facebook page), including demonstrations, group activities and other public displays of solidarity, Iran … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Six Pillars – Tehran to Tyneside, with Shiraz Haq

7.30-8pm – an interview with Shiraz Haq, lead actor in BAFTA-nominated I Am Nasrine. Haq discusses the film’s themes and the making of in the ResonanceFM studio. Newcastle’s Tina Gharavi wrote and directed this coming of age tale which Sir Ben Kingsley called “an important and much-needed film.” Involving characters in the gypsy traveller communities in … Continue reading

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Iran: Women Permitted to Compete in Motorcycle Events

Women have now been granted the right to ride motorcycles on tracks and compete in events, Iran’s young journalists club website reported.  The vice president of the Motorcycle and Automobile Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (MAFIRI) Hossein Shahriari, said that due to coordinated efforts over seven months, a licence for women driving motorcycles in … Continue reading

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Mahmoud in Los Angeles + New Broadcast Times for Six Pillars

We’ll be on air live Fridays 7.30pm from now on, repeating Wednesdays 1pm on 104.4FM across London and Fresh off winning Best of Fringe productions in both Toronto and New York City, MAHMOUD is back in LA at Santa Monica Playhouse, for a 3-week run, January 10 – 27, 2013. MAHMOUD is a one-woman show about an … Continue reading

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2013 Tehran Film Festival on ‘women’s roles in family economy’

The Parvin E’tesami Festival, Tehran February 19-22nd, 2013 focuses on ‘women’s role in family economy’. The 7th national (but only 3rd international) E’tesami festival, named as it is after a famous female poet from the first half of the 20th century, will be promoting women in the film industry.  According to organizers, the annual event … Continue reading

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Today’s Six Pillars Show – Insects and Revolutions

Today’s Six Pillars comprises a talk by Artist Nooshin Farhid to mark her solo show at The Agency Gallery, South East London in  Spring 2012. Farhid was  in conversation with Iranian entomologist and political activist Shahin Nawai and artist/writer Paul O’Kane. Farhid had created a major work in the form of a film called Shallow … Continue reading

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Today’s Six Pillars Show – Small Media

Small Media is a UK based not-for-profit catalyzing change in closed countries via internet training, social technology ventures and research. Open education, dialogue and even events have marked the first year of this small company, Dr Bronwen Robertson, author of “Reverberations of Dissent: identity and expression in tehran’s illegal rock music scene” of Small Media … Continue reading