Artists Against Apartheid II

February 10th, 2008 | Posted in Boycott, Lebanon, Palestine, Tadamon!, Politics, Solidarity
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    an evening of poetry, spoken word and musical performances…

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    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY, 17th, 8pm
    O Patro Vys
    356 Mont-Royal east
    (mount royal metro)
    suggested donation: 7-15$

A cultural event organized by Tadamon! Montreal, the second in a series under the banner Artists Against Apartheid, aiming to unite Montreal artists in support of the growing international movement to boycott Israeli apartheid; an event taking place within the context of Israeli Apartheid Week throughout the world…

performances from…

* SYNCOP: A North African music ensemble celebrated in Montreal and internationally, known for fusing Rai music with reggae & hip-hop elements: http://syncop.org/

* Mohamed Mehdi & Emperess Deqa: Indian ocean reggae, a duo performance uniting Somali & Indian inspired melodies…

* Malcolm Goldstein: Internationally respected jazz violinist playing excerpt from Fragments of the Wall, a larger music-theater piece, including a reading of Fooling the Killers a poem by Palestinian poet, Taha Mummad Ali.

* 23 (tu-three): A Muslim hip-hop artist transplanted from Florida now residing in Montréal, who will be performing a series of hip-hop pieces for Artists Against Apartheid…

* Marc Tetrault: Montreal reggae artist with Jai Guru & activist singing smooth acoustic reggae sounds…
http://www.myspace.com/jaigurumusic

poetry from…

* Kaie Kellough: Acclaimed Montreal spoken-word poet, author of Lettricity and active member of the literary community, who has read his work in Ottawa, Toronto, Halifax, New York, and Thunder Bay, while being a featured artist in CBC’s 2003 Canada Reads series…

* Ghada Chehade: Palestinian poet & social justice activist with family roots in Nahr el-Bared refugee camp currently writing a book on US foreign policy in the Middle East…

* Fortner Anderson: As a poet Fortner Anderson’s poems are found on several CD compilations and have been published internationally, recent performance venues have included the Banff Centre (Alberta), Cabaret (Montreal), the Rivoli (Toronto), St-Mark’s Church (New York), and Genoa, Italy where he opened the 8th edition of the Genoa International Poetry Festival.

* Trish Salah: Arab-Irish Canadian writer and teacher at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute. Her first book of poetry, “Wanting in Arabic” reflected on life in the Lebanese diaspora, transsexuality, sex worker’s rights, anti-imperialism and Palestinian solidarity. She continues to address these issues in her current work in progress, Second Sexes and Others.

This event will benefit Tadamon! Montreal’s ongoing work and campaign directed at building solidarity between movements for social & economic justice from Montreal to the Middle East. Tadamon!’s ongoing political campaigns operating in Canada, including the campaign for Boycott, Sanctions & Divestment of the apartheid Israeli state & the campaign to challenge the listing of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization by the Canadian government.

* Tadamon!: De-listing Hezbollah

* Tadamon!: Boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israeli apartheid

Tadamon! Montreal:
http://www.tadamon.ca / 514 664 1036 / tadamon[at]resist.ca

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