Jul 12 Secrets, Memories, Dreams, Silence: A Radio Silence Sneak Peek by: Laura Kochman ShareFacbookTwitterEmail Participants at a Radio Silence dinner, May 25, 2017. Amasi Restaurant, 1731 Cecil B. Moore Avenue. Photo by Steve Weinik. One can be in silence and in a state of remembering. One can be in silence with somebody else, and know that they are grieving in silence. - ARTIST MICHAEL RAKOWITZ Hear a little bit more about Radio Silence from artist Michael Rakowitz as this project takes shape, launching July 30 with a live broadcast performance on Independence Mall, and continuing with a special radio event. This hybrid documentary, variety show, and radio play brings the Iraqi diaspora to the airwaves. On July 30, hear stories about Iraqi culture, daily life, music, and food from refugees, along with the experiences of Iraq war veterans from Warrior Writers; taste traditional Iraqi food from Amasi Restaurant; and listen to our “house band,” a tahkt ensemble led by Hanna Khoury, playing traditional Iraqi music as well as arabized versions of American songs. The experience continues with a special radio event, broadcast on WPPM PhillyCAM Radio 106.5 FM and community radio stations across the country in partnership with Prometheus Radio Project—and distributed nationwide through Public Radio Exchange (PRX). For a full schedule and to download episodes, visit radiosilence.muralarts.org. Major support for Radio Silence has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from The National Endowment for the Arts, and the Hummingbird Foundation. Project collaborators and partners include a host of agencies and nonprofits that work on refugee and veteran issues, as well as independent community-driven media nonprofits. Last updated: Aug 4, 2017 Art in Philadelphia, Public Art, Special Projects Related Events Apr 15 | 12:00pm - 2:30pm Radio Silence Listening Party Independence Visitor Center Register Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share Your Thoughts Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.