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Hyphenated: Music + Identity is an audio documentary series about immigrant and second generation immigrant musicians in the EU navigating their "hyphenated" identity through their music. It's about borders and frontiers both within themselves and their music. I hope to put some light on these artists, give them space to tell their story, and to introduce you, the listener, to new music and perhaps new perspectives on the world. Created and produced by veteran music+film journalist Ron Deutsch. More info can be found at our website: http://www.hyphenated.eu

Hyphenated: Music + Identity Ron Deutsch

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Hyphenated: Music + Identity is an audio documentary series about immigrant and second generation immigrant musicians in the EU navigating their "hyphenated" identity through their music. It's about borders and frontiers both within themselves and their music. I hope to put some light on these artists, give them space to tell their story, and to introduce you, the listener, to new music and perhaps new perspectives on the world. Created and produced by veteran music+film journalist Ron Deutsch. More info can be found at our website: http://www.hyphenated.eu

    A Short Break

    A Short Break

    This is Hyphenated, and I'm your host Ron Deutsch. I regret to tell you that there is no episode this week. I spent the last month moving, and I'm still in the process of it all, and so I fell behind in the schedule. But rest assured, there will be a new episode in your feed in two weeks' time.And just to fill you in, there will be a total of three more episodes to complete this first season. season, making a total of ten episodes. I will then take a summer break and then start working o...

    • 1 min
    Caro Luna

    Caro Luna

    Carol Luna's father was a political prisoner in 1970's Uruguay. He was given an opportunity to leave the country and move his family to Sweden. A year later, Caro (aka Caroline) was born. Because her father's ancestors were originally from Germany, while she strongly felt her Latin American roots, to others she didn't look the stereotype. She learned to take control of her dual identities, showing one or the other depending on the situation. She studied music in Cuba for a time and had an act...

    • 20 min
    Paolo Karim

    Paolo Karim

    Paolo thought of himself as 100% Italian, but coming from a Sicilian father and Moroccan mother, he still saw something other than that in the mirror. He began his career making pop music, but, in 2020, after buying an Algerian mandole on a whim, just as the pandemic lockdown began, he found himself on a journey in his home recording studio which connected him to both his personal and musical ancestry. And after that journey, he now sees himself not as something other, but something more.Engl...

    • 17 min
    Ganna

    Ganna

    Ganna was born just a few months before the collapse of the Soviet era in a small village in Ukraine. As she grew up, she watched as neighbors, friends, and relatives all left to go west. Eventually her family joined the exodus and moved to Germany. But as a 13 year old, she found herself in a world so different, and with no one really to help her navigate her new environment, and struggled to fit in. Once old enough to chart her own path, she returned to Ukraine, but discovered it was no lon...

    • 25 min
    Lua Preta

    Lua Preta

    Luzia was born of Angolan parents living in Poland during the communist era. When she was five, the family returned to Angola where Luzia found herself surrounded by children who looked like her but didn't see her as one of them. Then at 15, the family returned to a post-communist Poland, where once again she had to work for societal acceptance. It's only until she meets her partner, Polish DJ Jakub "Mentalcut" Smogur, that together, through music, Luzia finally finds a place to call ho...

    • 22 min
    Aleph Quintet

    Aleph Quintet

    Two violin students - Marvin from France and Akram from Tunisia - live next door to each in Belgium and hear each other practicing. Finally, Marvin decides to knock on Akram's door and introduce himself. They quickly become good friends, roommates, and decide to form a project, the Aleph Quintet, to express their cross-border friendship - blending jazz improvisations and North African rhythm and melodies. The quintet also includes another Tunisian-born musician, Wajdi Riahi on piano, an...

    • 14 min

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