Bosch Lecture in Public Policy
Sounds of Detention, Sounds of Escape: Listening to the Migrant Songbook
A cultural historian, writer, and curator, Josh Kun uses music and sound to study the politics of cultural connection. In this talk—presented as a live mixtape—he focuses on musical representations of contemporary migrant and refugee crises, across both the United States and Europe. Mixing work from migrant and refugee musicians with sonic experiments in contemporary art and literature, Kun listens for musical responses to a world of forced removals, expulsions, and detentions, the soundscape of nearly a billion people on the move and in search of refuge.