New Podcast – Turkey at Venice Biennial
architecture / Art / arts / Fine art and design / middle east / resonance104.4fm

New Podcast – Turkey at Venice Biennial

  Cevdet Erek – ÇIN – Pavilion of Turkey at the Venice Biennale. An interview with the artist representing Turkey at the National Pavilion Venice Biennial until November 26, 2017. Cevdet Erek is a musician with an architectural background, who for some years has been working with space, architecture and music as a practicing artist. … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast: Turkey at the 57th Venice Biennial
architecture / Art / arts / Fine art and design / middle east / resonance104.4fm

Six Pillars Broadcast: Turkey at the 57th Venice Biennial

  Cevdet Erek – ÇIN – Pavilion of Turkey at the Venice Biennale. An interview with the artist representing Turkey at the National Pavilion Venice Biennial until November 26, 2017. Cevdet Erek is a musician with an architectural background, who for some years has been working with space, architecture and music as a practicing artist. … Continue reading

Dancing in Istanbul
Dance / film / women

Dancing in Istanbul

“Finally we didn’t have a place to go, so we just danced outside. […] We grew up in the Romani neighbourhood, in the Romani culture.” Sulukule Mon Amour from !f istanbul Sulukule (literally: “Water tower”) is a historic settlement in the Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey. It is an area within the area of Istanbul’s … Continue reading

World Refugee Day 2016
afghanistan / iran

World Refugee Day 2016

As with last year, June 20th is an international day to push the agenda for displaced families across the world. Currently 2-3 million children are not in education due to war and poverty. Brian Donald, an Europol official, has announced that 10,000 minors who are migrants have disappeared, we actually don’t know what happened to … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars – Nu Turkish Disco vs World Grooves
Contemporary Music / iran / Music / Schedule

This Week’s Six Pillars – Nu Turkish Disco vs World Grooves

A selection of Turkish composer Djanan Tunan’s new release The Maze, coinciding with Baba Zula‘s London show on Nov 22nd. The ‘Istanbul Psychedelia’ of Baba Zula draws from the long tradition of Anatolian rock with disco influences since the 1970s. We’ve played Djanan before on Six Pillars, after seeing her live on a stage on … Continue reading

Turkey’s Feminist MPs
Sexual Politics / women

Turkey’s Feminist MPs

With the 2015 elections in Turkey, the share of women within parliament has achieved the highest level in recorded history (at 18 per cent). More importantly, Turkey now has feminist MPs in parliament. PIcture here is Filiz Kerestecioglu’s photo, taken during her oath ceremony. She had a purple dress and is sporting the feminist badge. Previously a Twitter … Continue reading

A Turkish Michael Jackson Tribute “They Don’t Care About Us”
Contemporary Music / Music

A Turkish Michael Jackson Tribute “They Don’t Care About Us”

A group of folk and classical Turkish musicians made their own version of Michael Jackson’s ‘They Don’t Care About Us ‘, release at the end of June 2014. This reinterpretation by amateur musicians from the western Black Sea port of Ereğli, includes traditional bağlamas, darbukas and violins, Turkish dancing, female musicians and children, it’s a … Continue reading