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ReSounding Ep.14 – Laughing at our Mistakes with Natalie Porias

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We are all funny and we all make mistakes. Sometimes we like to forget these aspects of human nature in favor of the serious side of life. But, the ability to embrace our humor and our flaws and laugh at ourselves can be incredibly powerful.

So says Natalie Porias, director of Red Noses International, an international organisation of clowns who have been bringing laughter, joy, and silliness to vulnerable people around the world for almost 20 years. In this episode, Natalie spoke with Laura Hassler about the surprisingly zen beauty of the art of clowning, and how she and her organization have learned to fully embody their politics in everything they do.

Find out more about Red Noses at rednoses.eu/ and donate what you can to the Emergency Smile campaign: emergencysmile.rednoses.eu/donation-now/

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ReSounding was produced and edited by Ed Holland.

The art27 theme music ‘Come Together’ was written and performed by Matteo Galesi and was produced for art27 in collaboration with SYNCR.

You can find Matteo at:
www.facebook.com/matteo.galesi
www.instagram.com/teogalesi/
twitter.com/TEOgalesi

ReSounding Ep.11 – Reclaiming Creativity with Alaa Abdulfatah

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In the 1960’s the town of Amude on the Northern border of Syria was a haven of creativity and expression. However a tragic fire in one of the town’s cinemas left a deep scar within the community that has not been healed for over 60 years.

That is until 2021, when Alaa Abdulfatah and her husband Gernas Haj Shekhmous decided to return to their hometown after years of living in Europe, to build the first new cinema in the town since the 60’s, and bring creativity back to Amude. Now they are creating a safe and creative space to start washing away the dust of decades of conflict.

This episode includes clips of Gernas Haj Shekhmous playing the daf in the town of Amude, and a performance by the Kulturvan Band.

You can find out more about Alaa’s amazing intiative at kulturvan.org and if you want to make a contribution to the intiative or donate instruments to their music drive, get in touch with Kulturvan, art27, or Musicians Without Borders

 

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ReSounding is hosted by Dr Chris Nicholson, Program Development Manager with Musicians Without Borders.

The art27 theme music ‘Come Together’ was written and performed by Matteo Galesi and was produced for art27 in collaboration with SYNCR.

You can find Matteo at:
www.facebook.com/matteo.galesi
www.instagram.com/teogalesi/
twitter.com/TEOgalesi

ReSounding Ep.8 – The Meaning of Wellbeing with Injonge Karangwa

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What do we mean when we talk about health and wellbeing? Across countries and cultures these words may take on totally different meanings and connotations. In countries where healthcare is taken for granted, the term “healthy” may be totally different to those in countries where healthcare is less easy to access.

This month’s guest, Injonge Karangwa, is a Rwandan singer, songwriter, and the Chief Organizer of the Hamwe Festival – a festival dedicated to discussing health equity and the role of arts in culture in healthcare around the world. Through her work Injonge seeks to empower health workers using art in order to bring about shared wellbeing across the world.

You can attend this year’s Hamwe Festival in November by going to their website.

Facebook: @hamwefestival
Twitter: @Hamwe_Festival
Instagram: @Hamwe_Festival
YouTube: University of Global Health Equity

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ReSounding is hosted by Dr Chris Nicholson, Program Development Manager with Musicians Without Borders.

ReSounding was produced by Ed Holland and Maryana Golovchenko, and edited by Ed Holland

The art27 theme music ‘Come Together’ was written and performed by Matteo Galesi and was produced for art27 in collaboration with SYNCR.

You can find Matteo at:
www.facebook.com/matteo.galesi
www.instagram.com/teogalesi/
twitter.com/TEOgalesi