PRESS RELEASE: Hewlett Foundation Announces Largest Ever Commissions in Folk and Traditional Arts
New Round of Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions honors world-class artists steeped in diverse cultural traditions. Iranian singer and musician Mahsa Vahdat, in collaboration with Freight and Salvage, has been commissioned to create and perform an evening-length song cycle set to interwoven classical and contemporary Persian texts.
Freight & Salvage gives $60,000 to Bay Area musicians during pandemic crisis
Freight & Salvage, the West Coast Home of traditional music since 1968, has distributed 60 grants of $1,000 to individual Bay Area musicians to assist during the global COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Normally the cultural institution presents concerts seven nights a week from its state-of-the-art, 450-seat listening room in downtown Berkeley; however the venue has been closed since March 12, 2020 due to the pandemic.
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