14 episodes

Embracing the colours of culture! Sesta is a culture podcast produced and presented by Meltem Burak, a Düsseldorf-based content creator and critic of Cypriot origin. Meltem reviews artistic productions from Cyprus, and hosts intellectuals who contribute to the establishment of a culture of peace in the island. Sometimes, the podcast also welcomes artists and intellectuals from continental Europe. Sesta is overall a platform where the transformative power of arts and culture in peacebuilding is discussed with an open and bottom-up approach.

Sesta Meltem Burak

    • Society & Culture

Embracing the colours of culture! Sesta is a culture podcast produced and presented by Meltem Burak, a Düsseldorf-based content creator and critic of Cypriot origin. Meltem reviews artistic productions from Cyprus, and hosts intellectuals who contribute to the establishment of a culture of peace in the island. Sometimes, the podcast also welcomes artists and intellectuals from continental Europe. Sesta is overall a platform where the transformative power of arts and culture in peacebuilding is discussed with an open and bottom-up approach.

    Sesta – Episode 14: On Music with Superfro (25/12/2023)

    Sesta – Episode 14: On Music with Superfro (25/12/2023)

    Sesta-embracing the colours of culture! In this fourteenth episode of Sesta, Sesta Europe Special Series, Meltem Burak hosts David Tröscher. David is the percussionist of Superfro, a German Jazz band. Meltem watched Superfro live in February 2022 at Jazz-Schmiede Düsseldorf where she met David and other members of the band. Throughout the podcast, David elaborates on the […]
    The post Sesta – Episode 14: On Music with Superfro (25/12/2023) first appeared on Island Talks.

    • 29 min
    Sesta – Episode 13: On Democracy with Nicolas Kyriakides (26/02/2023)

    Sesta – Episode 13: On Democracy with Nicolas Kyriakides (26/02/2023)

    Sesta-embracing the colours of culture! In this thirteenth episode of Sesta, Meltem Burak hosts Dr. Nicolas Kyriakides, a lawyer, academic and lobbyist from Cyprus, who received the EU Citizen’s Prize in 2022. He is the founder of Oxygono and its projects Cyprus Forum and Nomoplatform. Throughout the podcast, Nicolas elaborates on his TEDx Limassol talk on […]
    The post Sesta – Episode 13: On Democracy with Nicolas Kyriakides (26/02/2023) first appeared on Island Talks.

    • 29 min
    Sesta – Episode 12: On Female Self-Disposition and Documentary Theatre with Nayia T. Karacosta (20/12/2022)

    Sesta – Episode 12: On Female Self-Disposition and Documentary Theatre with Nayia T. Karacosta (20/12/2022)

    WARNING: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT! Sesta-embracing the colours of culture! In this twelfth episode of Sesta, Meltem Burak hosts actor, performer and drama facilitator Nayia T. Karacosta. Throughout the podcast, Nayia elaborates on her plays Under/Pants, Hymen and Τι θωρείς. She explains the relationship between Documentary Theatre and female self-disposition, female bodies and female pleasure.  […]
    The post Sesta – Episode 12: On Female Self-Disposition and Documentary Theatre with Nayia T. Karacosta (20/12/2022) first appeared on Island Talks.

    • 39 min
    Sesta – Episode 11: Sesta Buffer Fringe Special with Raffi Feghali and Derya Ulubatlı (6/10/2022)

    Sesta – Episode 11: Sesta Buffer Fringe Special with Raffi Feghali and Derya Ulubatlı (6/10/2022)

    Sesta-embracing the colours of culture! In this eleventh episode of Sesta, Meltem Burak hosts Raffi Feghali and Derya Ulubatlı who are the first and third day curators of the Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival 2022. Throughout the podcast, both artists explain how they got involved with the Festival, the curatorial concepts of the first and third day of the Festival, and the impact which they aim to engender through their contribution to the Festival. For the first time this year, Island Talks and Buffer Fringe are joining forces to contribute to the establishment of a culture of peace in Cyprus ahead of the Festival which will take place from 7 October to 9 October.
    The post Sesta – Episode 11: Sesta Buffer Fringe Special with Raffi Feghali and Derya Ulubatlı (6/10/2022) first appeared on Island Talks.

    • 27 min
    Sesta – Episode 10: Sesta Buffer Fringe Special with Bryce Ives, Kat Kats and Maria Varnakkidou (6/10/2022)

    Sesta – Episode 10: Sesta Buffer Fringe Special with Bryce Ives, Kat Kats and Maria Varnakkidou (6/10/2022)

    Sesta-embracing the colours of culture! In this tenth episode of Sesta, Meltem Burak hosts Bryce Ives, Kat Kats and Maria Varnakkidou who are the second day curators of the Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival 2022. Throughout the podcast, Bryce, Kat and Maria elaborate on the idea of curatorship; what the second day of the Festival entails and […]
    The post Sesta – Episode 10: Sesta Buffer Fringe Special with Bryce Ives, Kat Kats and Maria Varnakkidou (6/10/2022) first appeared on Island Talks.

    • 31 min
    Sesta – Episode 9: Sesta Buffer Fringe Special with Nihal Soğancı and Amy Gowen (31/8/2022)

    Sesta – Episode 9: Sesta Buffer Fringe Special with Nihal Soğancı and Amy Gowen (31/8/2022)

    Sesta-embracing the colours of culture! In this ninth episode of Sesta, Meltem Burak talks to Nihal Soğancı from the creative/organising team of Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival 2022, and Amy Gowen from International Community Arts Festival (ICAF) which is the international thinking partner of Buffer Fringe 2022. Throughout the podcast, Nihal and Amy elaborate on […]
    The post Sesta – Episode 9: Sesta Buffer Fringe Special with Nihal Soğancı and Amy Gowen (31/8/2022) first appeared on Island Talks.

    • 20 min

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