Launch of Rafeef Ziadah’s latest album, We Teach Life, in Montreal
presented by Tadamon!
- Monday, September 26 at 8:30pm
10$ – 15$ (no one turned away)
4602 St. Laurent
Join us for a powerful evening, of poetry and art featuring Rafeef Ziadeh and Phil Monsoor.
We Teach Life is an album rooted in the ongoing struggles of Palestinian liberation against Israeli colonialism, occupation and apartheid.
Rafeef’s work has focused on the ongoing dispossession of Palestinians from their homeland whether it be in Gaza or the refugee camps in Lebanon, to the millions in the diaspora living in exile. Rafeef’s art is an urgent reminder that for Israeli Apartheid to end we must end our States’ complicity and active support of Israeli Apartheid through meaningful solidarity through Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaigns.
* Rafeef Ziadah
Rafeef is a Palestinian performance poet and human rights activist based in London. Her performances of poems like ‘We Teach Life, Sir’ and‘Shades of Anger’ went viral online within days of their release. She received an Ontario Arts Council Grant from the Word of Mouth programme to create her debut spoken-word album Hadeel. Since releasing her album, she has toured many countries, performing poetry and conducting workshops. She was chosen to represent Palestine at the South Bank center Poets Olympiad in 2012.
* Phil Monsour
Phil is an “Australian troubadour who sings songs of hope, humanity, invasion and occupations”. (Limelight Magazine). He is a committed independent singer/songwriter with a history of producing music that travels beyond the mainstream to explore complex issues of identity, solidarity and politics. Phil’s songs speak with honesty and insight about people’s lives and personal experiences. He is an accomplished musician on both acoustic and electric guitar and has a strong and passionate voice. Phil’s performance style is both energetic and moving.
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*Calligraphy text ‘We have on this land that which makes life worth living’ is a quote from a poem by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. This panel of calligraphy was designed by Ibrahim Muhtadi and embroidered in black and white by Hekamt Ashour, of Atfaluna, a charity working with deaf children in the Gaza strip.