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Podcast Launch for The New American Songbook

The PRX Podcast Garage, Boston's Sonic Soiree, and The GroundTruth Project invite you to celebrate the launch of The New American Songbook - a podcast about immigrant musicians. Meet a boy from Lowell, who some say could be an artist reincarnated from Cambodia, and a security guard in Boston, who’s a celebrity rapper back in Haiti.  

Join producers Ian Coss and Heidi Shin for audio excerpts, Q&A, and refreshments.  

This event is free. Please reserve your seat here.

The New American Songbook is funded by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and produced and distributed in partnership with The GroundTruth Project at WGBH. 



Heidi Shin is an indie producer based in Cambridge, MA. She contributes to PRI's The World, the BBC World Service, and she's worked on films for National Geographic. In a former life, she produced for a number of kids' television shows, like Arthur, Fetch, and Postcards from Buster, which makes her a celebrity in fourth grade classrooms.


Ian Coss is an audio producer and sound engineer whose work has been featured on The WorldStudio 360, Life of the Law, Women of the HourAfropop Worldwide, and BBC’s Cultural Frontline. He has produced several long-form audio projects, including "Ways of Hearing" from Radiotopia's Showcase, and "Radio Contact" — an oral history of Boston broadcasting featured in Harvard University’s Museum of Historical Scientific Instruments. As a doctoral candidate in ethnomusicology at Boston University, Ian lectures on music journalism, Indonesian arts, and contemporary composition, while pursuing original research on the Haitian radio and recording industries.