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.
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.
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: http://www.judischekulturbund.com/sri-lanka-2/
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 […]
Freedom of artists in Saudi Arabia?
As Saudi Arabia relaxes its controls on culture and entertainment, artists dream — and worry By Kareem Fahim January 10 at 9:40 PM Kareem Fahim reports, "The government of this ultraconservative kingdom has lately become a tireless patron of the arts, sponsoring concerts by Western performers such as New Age artist Yanni and promoting comic festivals and book fairs. Cinemas, […]
Maciej Frankiewicz-Visual Artist
Last month we were in Poland traveling with Classrooms Without Borders to learn about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust. While on the trip, we met visual artist Maciej Frankiewicz. Maciej paints about the Jews from his town, Starachowice in Kielce county (once a shtetl called Wierzbnik), who were relocated by the Nazis to […]