The Power of Art in South Sudan

September 8, 2020 by Akot Deng Agoth and Gail Prensky Gail Prensky, creator, executive producer and director  of The Jüdische Kulturbund Project, dedicated to exploring issues of oppression and response through music and art, shares her interview with young South Sudan artist Akot Deng Agoth. Gail Prensky and Akot Deng Agoth in Juba South Sudan, which gained […]

Weinberg’s Symphony No. 21 ( “Kaddish”) live stream on August 16 at 1pm ET

Wanted to share this with you from one of the participating artists in The Jüdische Kulturbund Project: Hobart Earle, the conductor of the Odessa Philharmonic, will be streaming a free concert on Sunday, August 16 at 1pm ET. www.odessaphil.org/en The concert is Weinberg's Symphony No. 21 ( "Kaddish" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._21_(Weinberg) performed on January 27, 2020 - "International Holocaust Memorial […]

Ukraine—Odessa Philharmonic Concert during COVID-19

Participating musician, Hobart Earle, conductor of the Odessa Philharmonic, shared a recording of the Odessa Philharmonic's first ever live Web cast during COVID-19 on May 31, 2020.   by by

Brazil’s First Indigenous Curator: ‘We’re Not Afraid Anymore’

Sandra Benites, of the Guaraní Ñandeva people, is using art to bring new visions and voices to the museum world. The art curator Sandra Benites at the Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, with “Facões” by Sallisa Rosa, from her photo series “Resistance.” These types of knives are a symbol of survival and […]

His Story Never Died: An Interview With Arn Chorn-Pond

As Cambodia observes its National Day of Remembrance, a survivor of the Khmer Rouge era shares his story. By Arpita Mitra May 20, 2020The Diplomat Credit: VOA/Irwin Loy Sitting inside the dimly-lit reception area of the Cambodian Living Arts (CLA) in Phnom Penh, I nervously took note of the time: nearly 45 years since the Khmer Rouge […]

“Durme, Durme”, a Ladino Lullaby

  Members of the World Bank/IMF Chorus sing a lullaby in traditional Ladino, the language of Sephardic Spain. A mother is comforting her child, to be free from worry and grief. "Durme, Durme" arranged by Alice Parker.  Posted on You Tube on May 7, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our dear friend and a member […]

Peru — Queen of Quechua Rap

  QAM HINA  Qam Hina is performed by Renata Flores, "Queen of Quechua Rap".  As reported in the The New York Times, Ms. Flores, takes on female power, government corruption, war and international pop culture polemics. by by

From the outside looking in with Ajith Kumarasirio

The Morning, Sri Lanka news story about Ajith Kumarasiri, a musician who is also a part of The JK Project's Shared Stories collection. Congratulations Ajith on this feature story! Bring on the noise...your music...to the bigger world. FEBRUARY 23, 2020 BY DIMITHRI WIJESINGHE 0 COMMENTS  POST VIEWS: 192 By Dimithri Wijesinghe Looking a little exhausted but still cheerfully offering us a […]

Chibok Girls: Our Story

Written and directed by Wole Oguntokun Performed  Georgetown University’s Gonda Theatre, May 7-9, 2019 Theater & Dance Review ‘Nobody wants this story told’: Nigeria’s Renegade Theatre makes U.S. debut with ‘Chibok Girls’ “The Chibok Girls: Our Story,” from Nigeria's Renegade Theatre, at Georgetown University. (Renegade Theatre) By Nelson Pressley Theater critic May 8 The atrocity of Boko […]

Avshi Weinstein, Violinmaker and Co-founder of “Violins of Hope”

Our latest shared story is with Avshi Weinstein, a violinmaker and co-founder of Violins of Hope. In December 2018, we had an opportunity to meet with Avshi and film an interview with him to learn about how his family’s violin business and Violins of Hope. Read more about the story here. by by