Emre Burhan

Hazni Demir

Time and Jazz

Mesopotamia Jazz Music and Dance Culture Association

Workshop

Diyarbakır

06/09 – 09/12/2020

‘Time and Jazz’ creates a discussion space from a new perspective through six radio programs on jazz music and social issues running for three weeks. Twelve young participants prepare radio programs after participating in the conceptual workshops on social issues as well as technical trainings conducted by various experts. The programs are then broadcasted in Kurdish locally and online on ‘Radio Amed’.

While the project proposes to think and discuss social issues from multiple cultural perspectives, it also aspires to broaden the limits of Kurdish radio broadcast in terms of genre variety. Therefore, the project is intending for Kurdish radio listeners who are already familiar with traditional folk music to also discover the genre of jazz. The programs will be shared online in written and audio forms, continuing after the completion of the project, thereby creating an archive for the interested public.