The first edition of the Open Music Lab x Refuge Worldwide Radio Workshop Series has come to an end. We are incredibly proud of each student that developed deeply personal and unique shows, that comes from their own experiences, or from their field of art.
The students are covering various topics ranging from music in Arabic films to Chilean vinyl collections, city soundscapes, Black female bandleaders, sex workers' rights, and underground Caribbean electronic music. You can listen back to the shows here:
Jaqee Nakiri with Treesha: "Being A Black Female Bandleader” interviews bandleader Treesha over music.
Kuo-Han Chen Sánchez with Rebecca nea Alemee Meyer: “Narrative Soup” plays music selected by Gia Jones, who also shares her contribution to sex workers' rights.
Anas Alshouhif with Abd Alkader Habak: “I Just Start Talking About It” explores a Syrian film through music.
Min with Filipino Paranada: "In a Manner of Seeding: The Miracle Rice” discusses rice in the context of Southeast Asia and sounds from the region.
Ili Os: “Black Sail Sound” creates soundscapes and compositions based on the community of Neu Am See.
Mistica with Sara Hartman: “Out And About” talks about the music industry, mental health and queerness.
Alouet with DJ Chacra: “Essensouth” explores her Chilean family’s vinyl collection.
Kallaloo: "Hang Jack” showcases underground artists from the Caribbean.
LOORA with Nesa Azadikhah and DJ Golbon Mol: “FLINTA To The Floor” explores Iranian club music through FLINTA people and techno.
If you'd like to hear a short trailer on all the shows directly from the students, check out this video below:
Photos & video by Bethania Medina