COSMOS Embassy: Bethlehem, Palestine
In partnership with Radio Alhara
Radio Alhara presents an unprecedented collaboration between Beirut-based multi-instrumentalist and puppeteer Yara Asmar, electronic musician Sary Moussa, and Bethlehem-based tenor of the Greek Orthodox chorus of the Nativity church Laurence Samour. The experiment is as much an attempt to apprehend an unforeseen encounter as well as resisting physical boundaries through sonic content. The collaboration is structured around the ever-growing magical world of Yara, the long-lasting spiritual world of Laurence, and the soundscape-based music of Sary. The result is yet to be discovered.
Launched from Palestine during the first global lockdown in March 2020, Radio Alhara is an online radio station encompassing the idea of a public space that aims to blend the limits between producers and listeners. The radio is constantly reshaped by its community and its needs as well as questioning the political relevance of sonic content in general. It focuses primarily on sounds and hosts music mixes, album releases, podcasts, cooking shows, talk shows and radio plays.