Clocktower’s Ghetto Biennale: Radyo Shak
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In anticipation of the biennale, Clocktower’s Ghetto Biennale: Radyo Shak series airs Haitian musicians, DJ sets, record labels, expats, artists, and more, to give our listeners a complete audio landscape of Haiti in the world today. And here is B(s)ttF’s podcasts selection : ENJOY !

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Haiti’s Ghetto Biennale :

After the Haiti Revolution, the formerly enslaved peasants had three tools for their “counter-plantation” position: the Kreyòl language, the Lakou system (a subaltern land management system) and the belief system and ritual practices of Vodou—a triumvirate of linguistic, territorial and cultural resistance. In December 2009, through an international open call, the Atis Rezistans, the Sculptors of Grand Rue, invited artists to explore what potentials these radical tools—Kreyòl, Vodou, and the Lakou—have to offer to the contemporary world. The Ghetto Biennale welcomed projects that incorporated language, space, performance and symbolism and considered global territorial struggles; forms of linguistic refusal and friction; and ritual and esoteric forms of obstruction and intransigence.                      <<<<< MORE ON : www.ghettobiennale.org >>>>>

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About Radyo Shak :

Today, curators Andre Eugene (Haiti) and Leah Gordon (UK) host a roster of over 60 fine artists, film-makers, academics, photographers, musicians, architects, and writers, to come to the Grand Rue area of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, to make or witness work that was made or happened in their neighborhood.

Radyo Shak is organized by Clocktower Productions and Richard Fleming on the occasion of the 4th Ghetto Biennale in Haiti, in collaboration with Pioneer Works. / The project is made possible with generous support from Lybess Sweezy and Rosa Sandretto, and Clocktower Board of Directors. Richard Fleming’s participation is made possible through the generous support of Owsley Brown III. / Ongoing Clocktower program support from Lawton W. Fitt, Agnes Gund, Sanford Krieger, and Dorothy Lichtenstein.

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