Shadow Play on ‘The Book of Kings’ Tours to China, NYC and Paris.
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Shadow Play on ‘The Book of Kings’ Tours to China, NYC and Paris.

After touring China for a month, where the rich heritage of theatre will resonate with this ancient Persian tale and its unique delivery, Feathers of Fire is now coming soon to the New York  KAYE PLAYHOUSE, NYC, SEPTEMBER 7TH & 8TH. With graphics and design by Hamid Rahmanian, the play also features an original score … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Not Just My Hijab
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Not Just My Hijab

Wed 28th June  – Not Just My Hijab Four very different women recount their complex relationships with their own hijabs, not the static, monolithic contentious ‘thing’ it is usually perceived as, but rather something intensely personal. Guest produced by Kerning Cultures,, edited from the original for ResonanceFM by Fari Bradley. Broadcast Times Six Pillars broadcasts … Continue reading

We, the People – Trump’s Immigration Ban
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We, the People – Trump’s Immigration Ban

A guest episode from Kerning Cultures this week, examines Trump’s immigration ban from a a very human perspective. Since Trump announced his ban, thousands were affected. Most were prohibited from boarding planes from foreign destinations because airlines pay a fine of USD 3,000 per each passenger they permit aboard, if improperly brought to USA. Hundreds … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Middle East for Trump & Welcome Graffiti in Beirut
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Middle East for Trump & Welcome Graffiti in Beirut

This week Six Pillars airs audio from the Kerning Cultures podcast, a widely collaborative project based between Dubai and USA, via other countries. Their piece Middle East for Trump caught our attention as they interviewed unlikely Trump supporters in USA prior to the highly publicised media circus that is the American elections. “You can imagine … Continue reading

New Six Pillars Podcast – Art Institutions in the UAE
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New Six Pillars Podcast – Art Institutions in the UAE

  Art scenes in the UAE (episode 2 of 4): how institutions housing galleries navigate public, private and education programming. With New York University, Abu Dhabi art gallery director and curator Maya Allison; and assistant curator Bana Kattan. The current show, pictured, is by sculptor Diana Al Hadid (Syria/America). Guest produced by Wael Hattar and … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Broadcast –  Musician Aria Rostami
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This Week’s Six Pillars Broadcast – Musician Aria Rostami

This week Six Pillars samples an album by Aria Rostami (USA/Iran),’Sibbe’, released on Audiobulb September 2015. ‘Sibbe’ addresses themes of diasporas, Iranian and otherwise, and how mass immigration creates new, vibrant and mixed cultures. The show broadcasts on air this week across London on 104.4FM and on digital radio, and streams online elsewhere. Six Pillars … Continue reading