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Tonight: Intercultural Journeys brings audio/visual “Home Within” to International House Philadelphia

 

Photo by Jill Steinberg | Photo courtesy of Intercultural Journeys
Photo by Jill Steinberg | Photo courtesy of Intercultural Journeys

Intercultural Journeys, a music and art collective based in Philadelphia, is bringing a new audio/visual performance, Home Within, to International House Philadelphia (3701 Chestnut St) tonight at 7:00 p.m.

The 60 minute performance has toured internationally and will feature Silk Road artists Kinan Azmeh (clarinet) and Kevork Mourad (visual art).

Home Within portrays an impressionistic view inside the struggles of the Syrian revolution that has been going on since 2011. All compositions and art are original and will be performed live. A discussion will be held with the artists after the performance. Continue reading →

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The 78 Project brings film screening, Joe Jack Talcum session to International House

Arborea records for the 78 Project Photo by Frank Reis | The 78 Project
Arborea records for the 78 Project | Photo by Frank Reis | The 78 Project

John Lomax Sr. and his son Alan traveled throughout the 1930s recording blues and ballads on farms, in prisons, and rural communities. New Yorkers Alex Steyermark and Lavinia Wright were fascinated by the Lomax family’s work in field recording, and teamed up in 2010 to create The 78 Project, where they traveled the country field-recording and discovering America’s contemporary musicians. They used a 1930s Presto direct-to-record recorder, which is the same technology Lomax family used in their travels: one microphone, one 78 rpm disc, and one three-minute take. Continue reading →