03 Jul 2023
Mon 03 July 2023 @ 16H
Arts in the Times of Displacement
By Space Black
Oroko Radio residents Space Black proudly invites Izzo, Founder of Al Rassa to takeover Oroko Radio's airwaves.
The Sudan crisis has displaced more than 2 million people since it began on 15th April 2023. Among those forced to migrate for their safety are musicians and creatives who have had their creative practice disrupted by this violent war. As these creative networks are torn apart, their practices will now be a new timestamp in Sudan's long relationship between displacement patterns and the evolution of the arts.
Space Black proudly invites Izzo, Founder of Al Rassa to takeover Oroko Radio's airwaves and curate a diverse lineup of recently displaced Sudanese creatives. Each artist will share the journey of their bodies and craft from A→B within and beyond Sudan. From the early days of their practice, to the monumental shift during the 2019 revolution and now, the outbreak of war.
The collection looks to be the beginning of a critical digital archive; documenting memoirs, sounds and conversations to capture the subsequent patterns of migration amongst creatives due to the 2023 Sudan War.
The show airs on 3rd July 2023, day 79 of the Sudan War.
To further support the contributing artists, you can buy a t-shirt here. Sales will support the recently displaced Sudanese artists who contributed to today's Takeover. You can also donate to the Sudan aid fund by visiting the GoFundMe page.