Cyrus Moussavi Host
Grew up in Iowa, spent much time in Iran visiting family, studied at Columbia University, and just spent a consciousness expanding year in Amsterdam conducting an oral history of the immigrant experience on a Fulbright grant. He has worked in a beef jerky factory, dabbled in journalism, toured the US as an awful musician, picked corn, survived a vicious case of e coli in Kenya, and spends all of his money on books he will never read. He’ll be your host on Raw Music International, where he has an unconscionable degree of freedom to do what he loves most--finding new music and talking to people. He is 25.
Angela Shoemaker Video
Angela is a freelance photojournalist and multimedia producer based in Louisville, KY. She met Cyrus while also on a Fulbright grant in Amsterdam, where she documented life in a nursing home for aging heroin addicts.
Angela has a master’s degree in multimedia storytelling from Ohio University. While a student, Angela was a contributing member of the award winning Soul of Athens project, recipient of the Marvin E. Parsons Scholarship, awarded two honorable mentions for her multimedia work in the annual College Photographer of the Year competition and interned at The Buffalo News.
Her work has been featured in People, Eldr and Nylon magazines. According to Cyrus, she is a ferociously talented young woman and will cut you if you mess with her. See her work at www.angelashoemaker.com