The Texas Room Releases 'Non-Fiction' This Friday

By Cara Wegener
In Culture

On Friday, Feb. 19, The Texas Room releases “Non-Fiction,” a multi-national, collaboration album. The Texas Room is a collaborative music recording project focused on cultural diplomacy and artistic dialogue. Native Sound, a recording studio located on Cherokee Street, offers free recording time to immigrant and refugee musicians. Native Sound provides a home base for musicians to collaborate and create a product they want to share.

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The event is being put on by a group called The clothesline 314—a community that puts on a monthly installation where artists get to transform a space. This collaboration (no. 19) celebrates The Texas Room’s CD release, as well as the art by St. Louis-based artist Basil Kincaid. Kincaid created the album art for “Non-Fiction” and will also be at the event on Friday selling prints.

Music for the evening includes Iraqi, Khaled Hussien, who had an prolific career in his home country before settling in St. Louis. Bosnian accordion guru Mensur Hatic and Crew, with special guest, Thomas Zirkle, and The Voice of the Holy Spirit African Choir from East Africa, a 30-member choir will also be present, as well as DJ Agile One.

Come by Blank Space on Cherokee this Friday at 8pm to join in the celebration. Copies of “Non-Fiction” will be on sale for $12. Take part in a community that wants to inspire collaboration between mixed cultures and unite St. Louis through creativity. Check out the Facebook event here for more information.

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