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Arts & Activism Showcase

Monday, August 22nd, 2016
6:30-8:30pm

Please join us for the Willie Mae Rock Camp’s 2nd Annual Arts & Activism showcasing the 2016 fellows’ podcasts. Refreshments will be provided and DJ Zena will spin some tunes!

Designed as an after-school program for teen women (transgender and cisgender), and gender non-binary youth, Arts & Activism held its first class in the spring of 2015. Focused on developing media skills, building community, and exploring the intersections of art and activism, participants attend DJ instruction classes and by creating a podcast, engage in study of the role of music in social justice.

if a song could be freedom mixtapes

As part of the if a song could be freedom…Organized Sounds of Resistance exhibition, we invited musicians, activists organizers to curate a mixtape on a theme and genre of their choice. Here is the current collection of those which have been released! Listen up!

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.

If a song could be freedom . . . Singing the Archive and Jam!

Friday, August 28th, 2015
7-11pm

Join Jeremy Thal and A’yen Tran in singing the songs of if a song could be freedom. An open acoustic jam will follow around 9pm. Feel free to bring a song and an instrument.

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!

YOUTH SPEAKS: podcasts of Willie Mae Rock Camp

Friday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m. 

Girls and non-binaries of the Willie Mae arts & activism fellowship program present YOUTH SPEAKS: podcasts of Willie Mae Rock Camp

Join us for a showcase of the podcasts the Willie Mae arts & activism fellows have been developing this summer. It’s an evening of music, social movements, self-expression, and community.

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!

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.

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!

New Songs for an Old Fight

Sunday, January 11 2015
7:00 pm

Songs of fiction and non-fiction about work, histories of labor organizing, and the modest insurgent dreams that lay just beneath the surface of everyday life. Lyrics and music by Brian Pickett, with Vani Kannan; illustrations by Ethan Heitner and other work from the Archive.