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Tess Miller

Borders are Artificial, an Interview with Tess Miller of KEINHAUS

May 16, 2015 Artists, Interview

Would you describe the project you are doing for Porous Borders? This project basically involves creating a musical send. It’s a sound based piece with frequencies, with rhythmic layers, it wants to present music as a space, as an opening…

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Detroit Homeland Security

Making Sounds & Spreading Truth with Kate Levy of Detroit Homeland Security

May 16, 2015 Artists, Interview

Interview with Kate Levy for Detroit Homeland Security Who is Detroit Homeland Security? What is the mission and what do you do? Detroit Homeland Security is myself, Kate Levy, Bryce Anderson Small, otherwise known as Bryce Detroit from Detroit recordings…

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Stella's Ghost

Music Connects Us with Eleni Zaharopoulos of Stella’s Ghost

May 15, 2015 Artists, Interview

I understand you'll be performing with your band Stella's Ghost during the festival. Would you describe for us the type of music you'll be playing? It's Greek folk music. Some stuff is Rebetika which is a specific type of Greek…

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Chido Johnson

Breaking the Borders to Reveal the Realness with Chido Johnson

May 13, 2015 Artists, Interview

“Having lived between two cultures, the United States and Zimbabwe, has led my work to persistently locate cultural spaces identified as other and different in an attempt to find physical or narrative performances to transform and negotiate a new sense…

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Team Here There

Team Here There on Borders that Divide & Contain

May 13, 2015 Artists, Interview

Amy Kelly, Hamtramck; Susan Girardeau, Detroit; Bob St. Thomas, Detroit; and Jay Sharma, Hamtramck reminisce on how the actions of the past have affected the communities of the present. This insightful interview with Team Here There gives us a taste…

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Golden Horns of Hamtramck

Interviewing The Golden Horns, Young Musicians in Hamtramck

May 12, 2015 Artists, Interview

With Scott Halitt on the trumpet, Lateefer Khan on tuba, and Logan Hughes on saxophone, the Golden Horns are a band of 14 year olds who attend Ham High. How did the Golden Horns come together? What brought you three…

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