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Six Pillars – The Politics of Tunisian Theatre and Dance

The restored CinéVog building, in a quarter nicknamed 'Aston Villa'

The restored CinéVog, in a quarter nicknamed ‘Aston Villa’

At JAOU Tunis symposium on Visual Culture in an Age of Global Conflict, we spoke to Moncef Dhouib, Tunisian film director, actor & screenwriter. The symposium was at the Bardo Museum, Tunisia as it had been last year, despite attacks on tourists this March by militants.

Dhouib, a veteran actor, screenwriter, producer and puppeteer is a pioneer in the Tunisian performing arts. Dhouib describes his project CinéVog, a local theatre complex model for theatres which he wants to spread across the Maghreb to bring the performing arts back to the people.

Also young Tunisian dancer and choreographer Wael Maghni describes how he reconciled his dance practice with his belief in Islam and the current state of employment and opportunities for dancers and choreographers in Tunisia today. Maghni was on the symposium roundtable ‘Maghreb Condition Report I: The Choreographed Body in Tunisian Culture’. Interviews are in French.

Broadcasts: on 104.4FM in London Tues 21:30hrs, repeats Thurs 16:00hrs

Six Pillars Podcast: Film Director Moncef Dhouib + Dancer Wael Maghni at JAOU Tunis by 6pillars

Free Lab Radio – East Asia, Go!

Free Lab Radio – East Asia, Go! by Fari B

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
Neruda

This Saturday night we sampled electronica tracks from and evoking East Asia.

With Free Lab Radio host Fari B.

Going out 11-midnight GMT on 104.4FM if you are one of London’s 7 million Londoners, or online elsewhere, use this handy Radioplayer.

Repeats Thursday 2am.

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Free Lab Radio – Guest Mix Sataan Al Hassan

Free Lab Radio, produced in Dubai for Resonance104.4FM>Stream on Mixcloud or download the mp3 from Soundcloud.

Sataan Al-HassanSataan Al-Hassan, embracing the chance to “finally make a mix that allows the use of favourites with no restriction to genre”, brings us his recent playlist, selected and mixed especially for Free Lab Radio.

Al-Hassan grew up in Tunisia, Belgium, Luxembourg and is from Jordan. Now based in the UAE he is a self taught radio and club DJ, and the film programme coordinator at the Sharjah Art Foundation.

Broadcasts Saturday nights 11-midnight, UK time, repeats Thursdays 2-3am.

On air on 104.4FM on your radio across London. Listen online elsewhere with Radio Player.

Free Lab Radio Podcast – Overheated Motor Mixxx

Free Lab Radio host Fari Bradley presents a mix for download, made for cars on long journeys in blazing summer heat.

Broadcasts 11pm Saturday night BST (British Summer Time), repeats Wednesday 2am.

Featured are the Stromae, Beastie Boys, Persian (from Essex), La Chiva Gantiva, DJ Schmolli, Mr Oizo, Noir Désir, Wildbirds and Peacedrums, Alek AK (Iran) and more.

“Ou es ton papa?” – “Where’s your papa?” Stromae sings, is what people always asked him at school. It’s a diligent match to the other track it’s mixed with, which is about doing a thing intensely, to a more than harmful degree, according to the band, who are The Prodigy.

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Six Pillars to Persia: Don’t Throw Your Love to Babylon


This week we’ve tickets to give away to From Babylon to London at Jackson’s Lane Theatre, Feb 16th 2014, plus we earmark several ResonanceFM fundraisers events going on around Valentine’s day.

This show includes our monthly guest slot from I Ran Into Iran USA. Artists Katayoun Vaziri and Brian Zegeer conduct the second part of an interview with Dr. Nayereh Tohidi, Professor and former Chair of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at California State University. We heard the first part of the interview last month, and now Dr. Tohidi speaks on influence of Western and Middle Eastern Feminist movements on the women’s rights movement in Iran from the early-20th Century to the present day. Plus music from the Samani Brothers who perform in the extravagantly named From Babylon to London for which we’re giving away tickets!
We also hear a track by singer Neyssatou (Badiaa Bouhrizi) from Tunis, Tunisia.
More info on our show and events on www.sixpillars.org

Free Lab Radio Podcast – Paul Noble

Paul Noble. Free Lab Radio Mix. by Fari

Free Lab Radio broadcasting 11-midnight, Saturday nights on Resonance104.4FM. Fari Bradley’s guest is London-based Paul Noble, an active DJ, radio producer, music consultant and producer.
He’s worked on Monocle 24, The White Cube, The Observer, The Green Man Festival and dance floors around the world. His directive tonight is to dig into the depths of his music collection for the truly bizarre.

Six Pillars – Hamed Nikpay

Composer-singer Hamed Nikpay speaks from USA about writing music, leaving Iran for the US in his 20s and what he’s currently listening to on his Ipod.

The interview comes prior to his collaboration with dancer and choreographer Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam, London 2012. Both Nikpay and Ghalam have experimented extensively with forms of juerga and toque from Flamenco interwoven into Persian classical forms and both are highly passionate in their delivery, so it makes perfect sense for them to work together on stage, Nikpay providing the music, Moshkin Ghalam the dance.

Free Lab Radio ….::M:A:X:I:M:A:L::…

Cock an ear to the u:ber cross-genre form that’s been exploding dancefloors over the world with such bravado.

Strangely I came across this music form (most commonly incarnate as maximal-electro) while hunting Iranian dance music, so thanks to Ramtin from the group Monosurround and artist/filmmaker Daryus Shokof. Most tracks in this episode explore tensions between maximal and minimal style.