Events:

Performances & Discussions

Masterbrain is among the musicians who will perform on November 21, 2017 at Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo via Facebook with Prisma filter)

November 21, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass.

An evening of live music and storytelling at Club Passim in Cambridge. The event included performances by Haitian rapper Masterbrain, who works as a security guard in Back Bay while his songs go viral in Port-au-Prince; Cambodian-American musician Sovann Kohn, who escaped his country’s genocide because of his drumming skills; and Greek laouto player Vasilis Kostas, who will soon apply for a special work visa for “extraordinary” artists. We heard their songs and their stories, told in conversation with the show’s producers.

The New American Songbook's Heidi Shin (far left) and Ian Coss (far right) pose for a photo with (from left) Greek laouto player Vasilis Kostas, Haitian rapper Masterbrain and Cambodian-American musician Sovann Kohn at Club Passim in Cambridge on November 21, 2017. (Photo by Wesley Wong)

The New American Songbook’s Heidi Shin (far left) and Ian Coss (far right) pose for a photo with (from left) Greek laouto player Vasilis Kostas, Haitian rapper Masterbrain and Cambodian-American musician Sovann Kohn at Club Passim in Cambridge on November 21, 2017. (Photo by Wesley Wong)

November 13, 2017, in Mattapan, Mass.

A live broadcast on Radio Energy 1620AM in Boston on November 13, included playing Episode 3 and interviewing rapper Masterbrain, who was featured in the episode.

From left, radio host Sanders Nicolas and rapper Masterbrain talk live on air. (Photo by Ian Coss)

From left, radio host Sanders Nicolas and rapper Masterbrain talk live on air. (Photo by Ian Coss)

October 25, 2017, in Lowell, Mass.

A free listening event & discussion for Episode 1, focused on the Cambodian-American community, in Lowell on October 25.

Maddox smiles as he's applauded at a podcast event in Lowell, Massachusetts on October 25, 2017. (Photo by Ian Coss)

Maddox smiles as he’s applauded at a podcast event in Lowell, Massachusetts on October 25, 2017. (Photo by Ian Coss)

October 7, 2017, in Roxbury, Mass.

A free listening event & discussion for Episode 2, focused on the Somali-American community, at Hibernian Hall in Boston on October 7.

From left, Hamdi Mohamed and Amal Hussein participate in a discussion on October 7, 2017. (Photo by Ian Coss)

From left, Hamdi Mohamed and Amal Hussein participate in a discussion on October 7, 2017. (Photo by Ian Coss)

October 4, 2017, in Allston, Mass. 

A free launch party & discussion at the Podcast Garage in Boston, attended by Boston’s audio community, the Sonic Soirée, on October 4.

From left, New American Songbook producers & reporters Ian Coss and Heidi Shin participate in a discussion on October 4, 2017. (Photo by Wesley Wong)

From left, New American Songbook producers & reporters Ian Coss and Heidi Shin participate in a discussion on October 4, 2017. (Photo by Wesley Wong)

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