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Mtn. Talk: The International Language of Music

Mtn. Talk: The International Language of Music

Peni Candra-Rini performing part of the “Dreams” segment of Mosaic Interactive’s premiere. Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN, March 2019. Photo by Rachel Garringer.

In this episode we’re going on an audio adventure, exploring the power of music and art to connect us across difference.  Our guides on this journey include musicians, artists, sound engineers, and photographers from all over the country and all over the world who were part of the Mosaic Interactive Project.

Mehdi Nassouli, Ben Townsend, and Elena Moon Park performing part of the “Rituals” segment of Mosaic Interactive’s premiere. Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN, March 2019. Photo by Rachel Garringer.

 Mosaic was a new initiative of the Brooklyn, NY based non-profit Found Sound Nation. Found Sound Nation uses music-making to connect people across cultural divides. And the Mosaic project brought together artists from Muslim majority countries with artists in the U.S. to explore the universal themes of Memories, Rituals, and Dreams in a multidisciplinary, multimedia performance that premiered at the Big Ears Festival n Knoxville Tennessee this year from March 21-23, 2019.  

In this hour we’ll hear stories and songs from Indonesia, Palestine, Turkey, Morocco, and West Virginia. We’ll hear from musicians, photographers, directors and more. And we’ll learn about the three universal themes that wove together multiple cultures, geographies, and mediums for the final piece. All music on this episode features live recordings of the Mosaic crew during their time in Whitesburg in early March 2019. 

 

 

 

 

Tags:
Appalachia,
appalachian history,
arts & culture,
Cultural Exchange,
Found Sound Nation,
Indonesia,
Morocco,
Mosaic Interactive,
Palestine,
traditional music,
Turkey,

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