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

Buddhi De Mal, Sri Lankan musician

  Sri Lankan musician Buddhi De Mal shares his story with us. His latest release ‘Colours of Hate (No More)’ is a wonderful introduction to his music and a unifying single in an increasingly polarizing world.  Read his story here:  https://www.judischekulturbund.com/sri-lanka-2/ by by

The extraordinary story of Ignacio Montoya Carlotto

  We have just launched our latest story about Ignacio Montoya Carlotto, a musician from Argentina who discovered at the age of 36 that he was adopted.  His biological parents were among those who were disappeared and murdered during the military dictatorship (1976-1983) and he was one of the babies adopted out.  Read more about […]