Culture Matters in Malden

A podcast that explores culture and arts as a lens to discuss important themes relevant to the Malden community.

Current Episode

Karyn Alzayer | The “Healing Hands” of Art: Virus Free

Karyn Alzayer | The Healing Hands of Art: Virus Free

“It’s time to pull out all the stops, time for us to do what we do with more ferocity and more purpose than ever before. Time for us to create like our lives depend on it, like someone else’s life depends on it. In times of crisis, the arts rise up out of our collective souls because they are necessary. Like the quarantined singers in Italy, I have no doubt we too will find ways to do the same.”

Karyn Alzayer, Founder and lead artist of Henna Inspired

About Culture Matters in Malden

A podcast that explores culture and arts as a lens to discuss important themes relevant to the Malden community.

Malden exists in a region originally inhabited by the Penacook Nation before a group of English colonists settled in the area. Over the past 360 years, waves of immigrants have shaped it to be a unique and diverse city with at least 42% of its current residents born outside the United States. The high school boasts more than 64 languages and today Malden is referred to as another “China Town” of Greater Boston. It is this rich history and cultural mix that makes Malden a unique place, a kind of microcosm of the world in five square miles.

Every two weeks, enjoy a new episode featuring someone from Malden with an interesting worldview, experience, or expression of culture to share produced by MATV staff and hosted by various staff and guest hosts. This podcast is supported in part by the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Karen Krolak – Choreographing community

Coming April 7, 2020


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