Christmas in Mourning

Streaming live on Refuge Worldwide at 19:00 CET, 24 December

By Staff

Refuge Worldwide will broadcast Christmas in Mourning, a radio piece coordinated by Radio Alhara and being streamed simultaneously by 18 community stations worldwide.

This Christmas in Palestine, our people are facing a new cycle of unspeakable violence and savagery. Words are missing to convey our outrage, our sadness, and our feeling of helplessness.

On the 24th of December at 8pm (Palestine time, 7pm Berlin) and through the waves of radio alHara and many other radios, the Wonder Cabinet in Bethlehem will broadcast an original production of sonic mourning with electronic musicians Sary Moussa (Beirut), Abed Kobeissy (Beirut), and the Greek Orthodox tenor of the Church of the Nativity, Laurence Sammour (Bethlehem).

This remote collaboration is a mourning sound piece using religious recitals in an electronic composition. It is an attempt at producing a physical materialization of remote solidarity.

Radio Alhara is a Palestinian online radio station broadcasting from Bethlehem since its launch in March 2020.