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if a song could be freedom…Organized Sounds of Resistance

June 25 – September 6, 2015
Opening Thursday June 25
7-10 pm

Music has been at the core of hundreds of political and social struggles across the globe. This exhibition features the picture sleeves of over 200 political recordings that will expose the broad scope of the intersection of music and politics. In addition, flyers, lyric sheets, buttons, publications, and other ephemera are on display. A series of programs will run throughout the run of exhibition, where we will actively and collectively listen to—and discuss—how music has shaped the manners in which we understand ourselves in the past, present, and into the future.

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Limited Edition 7″ Release & Exhibition Closing Party!

Thursday, September 3, 2015
7–9pm

Come on out and celebrate the release of the record and the closing of if a song could be freedom… with a party! If you pre-ordered a record you can pick up your copy, and everyone else will be able to purchase one at the event. There will be beer, socializing, and, of course, music.

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Film Night: Positive Force—More Than a Witness

Friday August 21, 2015
7:30pm

Punk activist collective Positive Force DC emerged in 1985, rising from the creative, politically-charged ferment of DC punk’s Revolution Summer. Born in a dynamic local scene sparked by Bad Brains, Minor Threat, and Rites of Spring, a handful of young activists also drew inspiration from UK anarcho-punks Crass and the original “Positive Force” band Seven Seconds to become one of the most long-lasting and influential exponents of punk politics. This feature-length film by Robin Bell skillfully mixes rare archival footage with new interviews of key Positive Force activists.

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Not for You: Stories of Music & Work from the Precarious Service Industry

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
7pm

Join Matt Dineen for a reading and discussion around his new zine “Not for You: Stories of Music & Work in the Precarious Service Industry.” The zine is part of the Music & Work Project and explores the antagonistic dynamics between management, workers, and customers in relationship to the beats, rhythms, lyrics, and melodies played at his past jobs. Come share your own experiences!

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Collective Listening Party

Sunday, August 16th, 2015
2–5pm

Spend a Sunday afternoon at Interference Archive listening to records and discussing their sound, historical context, and emotional resonance. Everyone is invited to bring a song to share, either on vinyl or a portable device. In an era and city where listening too often happens in the isolation of earbuds or closed apartments, we’d like to offer a space to enjoy and reflect upon music as a powerful social experience. Drop in anytime between 2:00 and 5:00 and bring a friend!

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Interference at MoRUS Film Fest

Friday, August 7, 2015
8pm

Interference Archive will present a screening as part of the Third Annual Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space Film Fest: I (HEART) NRCHY; Subversion & The City. This event brings together three short films that emerged out of community-based collaboration and organizing: Voces de Fillmore, Claiming Our Voice, and Falling.

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Another Protest Song: Karaoke with a Message

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Doors open 7pm

Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Ave. Brooklyn (NOT AT INTERFERENCE ARCHIVE!)
$5 – $10 (sliding scale)

As part of the Interference Archive’s if a song could be freedom… exhibition, Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere will host an evening of protest karaoke with their project Another Protest Song: Karaoke with a Message at Silent Barn.

Bring your friends and belt out your favorite protest tunes!

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Political Music Video Night

Wednesday July 29, 2015
7:30pm

We’ll hang out, watch, and discuss a great collection of politicized music videos that use varied approaches to how to represent politics, social engagement, and movements.

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Armed by Design/Armado por Deseño

September 16–November 22, 2015
Opening Wednesday Sept. 16, 7–10pm

Interference Archive presents Armed By Design: Posters and Publications of Cuba’s Organization of Solidarity of the Peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America (OSPAAAL), a public exhibition and event series which features the graphic design production of OSPAAAL. Armed By Design will highlight the intersection of graphic design and political solidarity work in post-revolution Cuba through the lens of OSPAAAL’s output.

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Immigrant Beat #3: Love Is Not Reserved—Music In Solidarity

Friday, July 17, 2015
6:30pm

For the Immigrant Beat Vol. 3 we invite you to think about songs in solidarity. Come listen to and share music, dance, hang out, hear powerful stories of reaching across borders and loving without reservations. Come to think about what it means to be in solidarity with the struggles for justice that people face in NYC, our home countries and beyond.

THIS EVENT IS NOT AT INTERFERENCE ARCHIVE!