2014-15 Press Releases and News Articles
March 31, 2015
On April 19, Intercultural Journeys welcomes Brooklyn-based educator and musician Elena Moon Park in the fifth and final concert of the 2014/15 Songs for Peace season. Elena will present her acclaimed family folk album Rabbit Days and Dumplings, which is a celebration of folk and children's music from all over East Asia, reinterpreted to mix various musical traditions, languages, styles, and stories.
February 23, 2015
On March 6, Intercultural Journeys will welcome The Liberian Women's Chorus for Change. Committed to inspiring awareness and dialogue about domestic violence and other contemporary problems facing African immigrant communities in the Philadelphia region, the Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change will present traditional and original songs for the fourth concert in the Songs for Peace season.
January 15, 2015
On February, 7 2015, Intercultural Journeys will welcome the Apple Hill String Quartet with clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and pianist Sally Pinkas. This performance features the Philadelphia premiere of "Traces" from Emmy-nominated composer Kareem Roustom. "Traces," which was commissioned specifically for string quartet, clarinet, and piano, evokes the imagery of an abandoned Bedouin camp and examines the themes of love, loss, memory, life, death, and longing for the past.
November 10, 2014
Specializing in the rich musical heritage of Afro-Brazilian culture, percussionist and vocalist Alex Shaw will be debuting new work featuring his contemporary interpretation of traditional rhythms and songs of northeastern Brazil. This special program showcases the Afro-Brazilian tradition of capoeira, whose history is rooted in cultural resistance and social justice.
September 25, 2014
Farah Siraj, and her diverse Arabian flamenco band to perform on October 10, 2014 at the Ibrahim Theater at International House Philadelphia.
September 5, 2014
Alex Shaw joins staff as artistic planner and performer.
August 19, 2014
A full interview with Intercultural Journeys' October 10, 2014 concert artist Farah Siraj.
June 19, 2014
New season announced in collaboration with International House Philadelphia, Intercultural Journeys' new community partner and venue.
April 22, 2014
IJ Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus, Majid Alsayegh, will be honored with the Heritage Award at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Founder's Dinner and Award ceremony on May 1, 2014.
April 15, 2014
News: newsworks: Culture Fund grants bolster Northwest Philly groups with day-to-day (and life-or-death) support
Alaina Mabaso spoke with Managing Director Lindsey Crane regarding Intercultural Journeys' recent Philadelphia Cultural Fund grant and why city support is so important to many arts and culture organizations