Maayan Nidam’s Second ‘Open Culture Lab’ Will Focus on Iranian Artists
The program follows a successful first event, which was centered on African music culture.
Open Culture Lab is an arm of The Open Music Lab, a non-profit collective based in Berlin, Germany that offers free music workshops committed to including and supporting refugees, asylum seekers, people who identify as female*, non-binary and LGBTQI+, and people of color. The series, hosted by Nidam, was launched on July 20 with a program that focused on African musical heritage and culture, featuring a discussion panel with Yoyaku’s Tracy Bakala, RISE promoter Mista Wallizz, and Berlin-based artist Ukai Ndame. There was also a music production workshop by South African artist Floyd Lavine.
The second Open Culture Lab will be centered on Iranian music and artists. It will include a music workshop with Namito, who will speak on his creative process; a panel with Dorsa Ahari, Hesam Ayat, and Afsun Moshiry, who will discuss how they are bringing Iranian culture into their creative processes; an exhibition featuring art pieces and photographs from Iran by Dorsa Ahari, Ali Nazarian, and Nikjoo Azadi; and Iranian music curated by Payman Farahani.
Those who wish to attend the event in Berlin can register here and a location will be confirmed via email. Due to the nature of the event and its limited capacity, preference will be given to people who identify as female*, non-binary, or LGBTQI+, and to refugees, asylum seekers, and people of color.