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Six Pillars to Persia - 1st February 2017

Six Pillars to Persia - 1st February 2017

Fari Bradley focuses on choice contemporary Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian sound, art and culture. This week: 'The Far Becomes Near,' created by Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver. A new four-part series (broadcast monthly as a change to the normal Six Pillars schedule) which creatively archive the history of radio broadcasting in the United Arab Emirates: radiophonic experiments punctuated by interviews with local historians, academics, cultural commentators and the federation’s earliest broadcasters. Today's episode (1/4): ‘When Iron Speaks’ - a transmission from the future. Beamed from space to the present day as an archived audio database, recent history is observed by people of another millennium. The archive of early memories are primary and secondary sources, describing a Gulf tuned in to a world outside. Visit for more information.