Episode #65 Music in Exile: Documenting the Songs and Stories of Displaced Musicians with Sasha Ingber and Alex Ebsary

In this episode of Intercross the Podcast, we sit down with Sasha Ingber and Alex Ebsary of Music in Exile. Music in Exile is a nonprofit that seeks to document the songs and stories of people who have been displaced, and humanize them through their music. We talk about how travel and family histories led them to a compassion for displaced musicians, why music is often so critical to people who have lost everything and of course, the music and stories they just can’t get out of their heads. For more information on the musicians featured on Music in Exile, go to their website. This project is hosted in part by the Pulitzer Center. Hosted by Niki Clark.

*Starting with this episode, Intercross is happy to announce that we will be highlighting a Music in Exile musician on the last Tuesday of every month as part of the podcast. This month, the spotlight is on Selah, a Syrian musician who fled to Irbil. When he finally lost faith and left Aleppo, he said, “it was like when your soul leaves your body.” Photos courtesy Music in Exile.

Selah is a Syrian musician now living in Irbil. To learn more about his story, go to musicinexile.org

Selah is a Syrian musician now living in Irbil. To learn more about his story, go to musicinexile.org