Jun 7

Tune Your Dial for Radio Silence

by: Laura Kochman

Less than eight weeks remain between us and the kickoff event for Radio Silencea large-scale performance exploring the Iraqi diaspora with 90 minutes of music and food on Independence Mall, the birthplace of American democracy. The July 29 event curated by artist Michael Rakowitz will be simulcast on PhillyCAM TV, but if you’re there in person, you’ll hear the call of the Bulbul bird and taste traditional Iraqi food from Amasi Restaurant, listen to veteran stories from Warrior Writers, and get caught up in Iraqi refugees’ memories of an Iraq that, due to war and political unrest, no longer exists.

The show will continue in a 10-episode radio series over the late summer and early fall, interweaving a host of sonic memories and experiences (and species!) to create a soundscape of the contemporary refugee experience.

If you’re as excited as we are, go ahead and tweet about it:
Radio Silence by artist Michael Rakowitz & @MuralArts – live performance & radio series July 2017 bit.ly/MAPRadioSilence

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Last updated: Jun 7, 2017

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