Multimedia

  • Khet Mar
    Readings at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh: Khet Mar

    On March 3rd, City of Asylum/Pittsburgh conducted a reading of material from Burmese writer-in-residence Khet Mar, whose stories and poems were presented in Burmese, English, and Spanish. The reading featured Khet Mar, translator Michelle Gil-Montero, and poet and translator Roman Antopolsky.

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    Video: Sofi Oksanen Reads From Purge

    n this video, Sofi Oksanen reads an excerpt of her novel Purge, in which a young woman escaping the sex-slave trade ends up in the backyard of an Estonian woman who survived sexual assault at the hands of Soviet occupiers.

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  • The “Heather Report”: Heather Pinson Remembers 2010′s Jazz Poetry Concert
    2010 Jazz Poetry Concert Highlights

    This video shows highlights of the 2010 Jazz Poetry Concert in which Yusef Komunyakaa, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Khet Mar, Huang Xiang, Hinemoana Baker, and Maryia Martysevich read their work to the musical accompaniment of a 16-piece ensemble led by jazz legend Oliver Lake.

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  • Trumpeter Freddie Hendrix Creates a Higher Ground

    Trumpeter Freddie Hendrix already has a lifetime worth of accomplishments with five albums as a sideman for George Benson, Bradford Hayes, Melvin Davis, New Jersey City University Jazz Ensemble, and most recently Rufus Reid. In this video, Hendrix shares his thoughts of City of Asylum/ Pittsburgh’s 2010 Jazz Poetry Concert.

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  • Trumpeter Eddie Allen Will Win You Over

    This video features Trumpeter Eddie Allen. Known for his versatility, Eddie Allen participated in the 2010 Jazz Poetry Concert. He is also the founder of Sãlongo, a 7-piece band that brings together Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music to create a fresh and inventive sound.

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