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Silkroad presents Home Within

Saturday, April 9, 2022 / 8:00 pm

128 Memorial Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Tickets: $15-20

One of the most visionary arts initiatives of our time – WNPR

What is home? Is it where you grew up? The place that contributed most to who you’ve become? Perhaps it’s a dynamic concept most strongly defined by deep emotions. The latest production from Silkroad captures this impressionistic reflection in Home Within. Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and Syrian-Armenian visual artist Kevork Mourad created this audiovisual meditation on loss, longing and the tragedy of Syrian conflict that has claimed over a half-million lives. With the Silkroad Ensemble (founded by Yo-Yo Ma to foster cross-cultural exchanges), Azmeh and Mourad expanded Home Within to include cello, percussion, voice and oud—their music melding together as animation augments Mourad’s real-time image-making. The result is a work both haunted by history and buoyed by the hope that those who still seek their home will soon discover it.

Home Within artists

  • Kinan Azmeh
  • Kevork Mourad
  • Layale Chaker
  • Shawn Conley
  • Karen Ouzounian
  • Issam Rafea
  • Shane Shanahan

Interview with the artist

Watch the discussion with Kinan Azmeh and Kevork Mourad.