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Raheleh Filsoofi receives Tennessee Arts Commission Grant

Posted by on Thursday, February 15, 2024 in Spotlight.

Raheleh Filsoofi, assistant professor of art and Steinert Family Dean’s Faculty Fellow in Race, Racial Justice, and Social Justice, has been awarded a Tennessee Art Commission Grant for her project, “The Resonance of the Lands: Finding Identity and Place in Tennessee Through Clay, Music, and Community.”

The program involves mapping and extracting clay from various locations across the city to create 25 clay instruments, taking inspiration from the traditional Middle Eastern clay darbuka. By hosting interactive workshops, the immigrant and refugee community will have the opportunity to establish a profound connection with the land, embrace their historical significance within Nashville’s social-political landscape, and join together to create empowering community performances.

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