New Six Pillars Podcast – The Iron Speaks
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New Six Pillars Podcast – The Iron Speaks

A new four-part, monthly series The Far Becomes Near archives the history of radio broadcasting in the United Arab Emirates, as radiophonic experiments punctuated by oral histories from local historians, academics, cultural commentators and the federation’s earliest broadcasters. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation, the archive describes a Gulf at the turn of the 20th Century … Continue reading

New Six Pillars Podcast – Bahrain Music Scene
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New Six Pillars Podcast – Bahrain Music Scene

Informal interviews with musicians from the Bahrain music scene that exist around Malja Studios on Amwaj Island. A collaboration with Maxeem Meraki a local bouzouki player, led to this conversation in which he explains how he, as “a heavy metal fan all the way”, came to love and learn the Greek bouzouki in the Middle … Continue reading

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Two Free Tickets – Southern Persian Folk Music

Festival of Arts are bringing over the amazing Shanbehzadeh Ensemble again to perform in Camden, London. Shanbehzadeh is an Iranian folk band using Iranian bagpipes traditionally made from goat skin. The ensemble formed in Bushehr Southern Iran in 1990 and have since been performing a rare aspect of the traditional music and dance of the … Continue reading