Philly Frequencies: Stories in Sound

Philly Frequencies: Stories in Sound is a special 8-week workshop on audio storytelling as part of the Philadelphia Stories RETROSPECTIVE, a “look back” to the rich cultural stories that compose Philadelphia. Now, we look forward with #PhillyStories that are as unique as the city itself.

The stories featured below were recorded during the Philly Frequencies: Stories in Sound listening party.

Philly Frequencies Storytellers

Jos Duncan Asè is a multimedia producer, professional storyteller, and social entrepreneur with over fifteen years experience collaboratively creating and documenting community-centered narratives. She is the founder of Love Now Media, an empathy-centered media company that uses storytelling to advocate for social justice and wellness.

Jos holds an MFA in Media and Communications (City College of New York), a BBA in Business with a concentration in Information Technology (Temple University, Fox), and an Associates of Science in Computer Programming.


Jarious Parker is a Philadelphia based sound designer and engineer currently providing technical support services to New Freedom Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, Storybook Musical Theater, Abington, PA and houses of worship in the Philadelphia, New York metropolitan area's. Jairous has designed and mixed sound for a diverse group of performing arts organizations and audio visual service companies that span more than two decades.

Jarious is an Audio Arts Engineering graduate of the Center for the Media Arts, New York. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society and a two time AUDELCO award nominee for sound design; Urban Transitions: Loose Blossoms 2002 and Diss Diss and Diss Dat, 2004.


Maleka Fruean is a writer/journalist, community organizer, events coordinator, and Resolve's new editorial associate. She has a degree in Journalism from Temple University and a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from St. Joseph's College and uses both to share stories.
She lives in Germantown where she mothers four children, drinks coffee, walks everywhere, and loves being a part of her neighborhood's community organizing and journalism for the Germantown Info Hub. 


Nemra ta Bazli is the daughter of immigrants and sees the world from more than one lived experience. She started her radio career in college and was selected as a PBS scholar, later working at an NPR-affiliated radio station and at a PBS-affiliated television station. 
Prior to moving to Philadelphia, Nemra worked for several years in corporate America, while doing projects in the media space.  Excited about her return to journalism and storytelling, Nemra is looking forward to contributing interesting content that informs different perspectives.
Angel hates to rush and loves to ride their bike. They have lived in West Philly since 2012.