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Felix Kaputu

Writer in Residence, 2019 Felix Kaputu was a former writer in residence of the New York Artist Safe Haven Residency Program, during which he taught in Fordham University’s English Department. Originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has worked at universities around the world since 1988, including in Africa, the USA, Japan, and Belgium. …

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Haig Papazian

Musician in Residence, 2021 Haig Papazian is a Lebanese Armenian artist, composer, and architect born in Beirut, and a former musician in residence with SHIM:NYC. He is a founding member and violinist of Mashrou’ Leila, the Lebanese pop band whose electro-pop anthems about political freedoms, race, and modern Arabic identity have challenged the status quo …

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Mai Khoi

Musician in Residence, 2020 Mai Khoi, is a Vietnamese musician and composer, and a former musician in residence at SHIM:NYC. Khoi rose to stardom in Vietnam in 2010 after winning the Vietnam Television song and album of the year awards. With her stardom, however, came increasing discomfort with government censorship, and an ever-increasing desire to …

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