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Live from Athens on Cannibal Radio

May 25th, 2017

Live streaming from Cannibal Radio in Athens, Greece, we introduce you to four of the city’s young culture makers. My co-hosts are Rena Bak and Simos Ares, two of the independent radio station’s forty producers. They both specialize in electronic music. Joining us in the studio are two Athens residents involved with documenta 14, the  international art exhibition presented every five years in Kassel, Germany. For the first time this year, documenta comes to both Kassel and Athens. Katerina Nikou, assistant curator of document 14 Public Programs in Athens, describes the talks, programs and performances and the television broadcast of a short film series designed to engage locals. Also on the air with us is Nikos Nikolopoulos, a filmmaker working with American Rick Lowe on a community project with residents in the neighborhood surrounding Victoria Square. In the past two years, Victoria Square, historically a neighborhood park and public gathering space, has served as the site of a refugee camp.

Note: Today, May 17, 2017, workers staged a 24-hour general strike in Athens to protest the voting on new austerity measures proposed by the government. The strike halted the metro to the airport, flights to and from Athens and city bus service. The following conversations represent the second take of our program, as a blackout interrupted our first broadcast.

To view on YouTube: https://youtu.be/gXVcGbzKMRs

Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan | Original sound file courtesy Cannibal Radio, Athens, Greece