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Streaming video, 43:44
In this video interview, composer/performer Mirza Shams (stage name, NAXÖ) and dancer Radia Ali (Noori) describe the ways in which they use music to create and explore psychological narratives and consciousnesses of personal transformation and resistance. They follow their own paths through understanding their own identities while demonstrating the performance practices that they have developed in collaboration with each other.
Music in Arab America was supported by the Institute for the Study of Culture & Society at Bowling Green State University and BGSU’s College of Musical Arts. This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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Shams, Mirza; Ali, Radia; and Ajamoughli, Aliah, "Transcending consciousness" (2022). Music in Arab America. 11.