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 – Tipping Into Summer, Fari B by Fari B
To mark mid-May, Fari Bradley brings us a new releases – some on cassette – from Vinny Villbass (Norway), Bamboo (UK), Toy Light (Los Angeles), Kamasi Washington, Manican Party (New York) and more.
Free Lab Radio broadcasts 11pm-midnight Saturdays, repeating Thursdays 2am
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Six Pillars JAOU Tunis with Sultan Al Qassemi and Chris Weaver by 6pillars
After the Bardo Museum attacks on tourists earlier this year, JAOU festival and symposium is more than ever set to hold its annual arts events at the Tunis museum in Tunisia. Sound artist Chris Weaver interviews founder of the Barjeel Foundation, UAE and renowned Arab affairs commentator Sultan Al Qassemi about his participation in JAOU Tunis, from Dubai where they are both currently living. “Personally I’m very much intrigued by post-revolution art and culture in Tunisia. Tunisia is constantly now ranked as the only free country in the Arab world, what does that mean for art, does that mean there is a higher ceiling? What about the taboo subjects that we face in the gulf and other parts of the Middle East and North Africa, can you broach them? Can you approach them? This is a unique opportunity to witness first hand in Tunisia.” Broadcasts Tuesday 21.30 GMT, repeats Thursday 16:00 GMT. http://www.sixpillars.org
Free Lab Radio – East Asia, Go! by Fari B
“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
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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Sataan 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.
#FreeLabRadio – Over-Heated Motor by Fari
Free Lab Radio host Fari Bradley presents a mix for cars on long journeys in blazing summer heat.Broadcasts 11pm Saturday night BST (British Summer Time), repeats Wednesday 2am.
Featured are the Beastie Boys, Persian (from Essex), La Chiva Gantiva, DJ Schmolli, Mr Oizo, Noir Désir, Wildbirds and Peacedrums and Alek AK (Iran) and more.
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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.
Free Lab Radio – Republika by Fari
New releases including E.M.M.A, The Cutler, Shugmonkey, Mind Enterprises, tracks from France, Serbia, Hackney, tracks for summer by the man we’re calling a “solarr-vocalist”, and a shout out to Republika Festival, from which we play the track by X-Coast. And somewhere in the middle the Alva T Stanford Middle School Chorus kids sing ‘Chinatown’ with a suitably plinky-plonky piano. Free Lab Radio broadcasts Saturday 11-midnight, repeats Wed 2.30am.
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Uk-based Iranian artist Alinah Azadeh discusses her massive installation ‘The Gifts’ at Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, 2010 and how the process of binding in the work helped her when after losing her mother to the Asian Tsunami of 2004. This is our second interview with Azadeh who was commissioned to fill the Royal Festival Hall ballroom, Southbank with a large installation called The Bibliomancer’s Dream. New work by Azadeh will be on show during a Six Pillars exhibition at Hundred Years Gallery, London May 31st-June 16th more info on www.sixpillars.org For culture news and signposts, follow us on our mailing list or on Facebook www.facebook.com/SixPillarsToPersia