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In Downtown Miami, our Focus On Puerto Rico residency program is in full swing. 


Richard Fleming, Amazing Barbershop

The Radyo Shak's own Richard Arthur Fleming makes a rare appearance on the other side of the mic to discuss his project, Amazing Barbershop, documenting Haiti's rich tradition of handpainted barbershop signs, or "tonsorial art," and connecting Haitian painters with international clientele to create bespoke portraits. Clocktower's Jake Nussbaum hosts the discussion, which touches on craft vs. fine art, individual style, the long reach of neoliberalism, and the nature of making art in a struggling economy. Plus, Fleming's hopes for bringing an entire Haitian salon de coiffeur to New York, haircutters included!


Ghetto Biennale: Radyo Shak


Radyo Shak was the independent broadcast voice of the Ghetto Biennale lakou 2015. Based in a shack in the Grand Rue Atis-Resistans compound of Port-au-Prince, Clocktower Radio's Radyo Shak broadcast Haiti's biennale happenings, from December 10-21, 2015. Radyo Shak Program Director Richard Fleming and Radyo Shak Project Director Jake Nussbaum hosted freeform radio in the bidonville, including Rara bands, interviews with locals, artists and writers, project updates, and Haitian revolutionary history over FM radio, Internet radio, and analog broadcast amplified through speakers and PA. The Kreyòl language programming from the Radyo Shak is available here: Geto Byenal: Radyo Shak (Kreyòl) In addition to the recordings archived here that were collected onsite during the biennale, Clocktower's Ghetto Biennale: Radyo Shak series includes additional material gathered from Haitian musicians, DJ sets, record labels, expats, artists, and more, to give our listeners a complete audio landscape of Haiti in the world today.