Artists Against Apartheid III

April 26th, 2008 | Posted in Boycott, Culture, Palestine, Tadamon!, Politics, Resistance, Solidarity
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    bridges from South Africa to Palestine…

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    THURSDAY, MAY 8th, 8:30pm
    Doors: 8-15$
    La Sala Rossa, 4848 St. Laurent
    Montreal, Quebec

A cultural event organized by Tadamon! Montreal and the Kalmunity Vibe Collective, the third in a series under the banner Artists Against Apartheid, uniting Montreal artists in support of the growing international movement to boycott Israeli apartheid. This evening will draw parallels between the struggle for freedom and against apartheid in South Africa and the contemporary struggle against Israeli apartheid today in Palestine. Artists Against Apartheid III: Brides from South Africa to Palestine takes place within a context of commemorative events to mark the 60th year of the Palestinian Nakba (”catastrophe”)– 60 years of dispossession, ethnic cleansing and exile for Palestinians resulting from the creation of the state of Israel…

Including solidarity statements from Palestinian graphic artists
musicians recorded in Palestine for Artists Against Apartheid III…

Jadal Band traditional Arabic Jazz fusion from Beit Sahour, Palestine
Tornado Lights youth hip-hop group from Beit Sahour, West Bank, Palestine
Iman Hamori of the Popular Arts Center in Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine
Nidal el Khairy Palestinian graphic artist from Ramallah, Palestine

solidarity statements on-line

performances from:

Kalmunity Word Sound System with DJ Andy Williams featuring:

Jason “Blackbird” Selman (poet, trumpet)
Fabrice Koffy (lyricist)
Joel “Jahnice” Janis (vocalist)
Katalyst (lyricist)
Zibz Black Current (lyricist)
Karl Pricot (percussion)
Preach Ankobia (lyricist)
Mohamed Mehdi (guitar, voice)
Empress Deeqa (voice)

members of Nomadic Massive featuring:

Lou Piensa (lyricist)
Waahli aka Wyzah (lyricist)
Butta Beats (lyricist / beat-box)

23 (Tu-Three) with DJ Crook:

As a Muslim-American hip-hop artists 23 addresses through beats and rhymes struggles for social justice from inside the walls of fortress North America. Recently 23 (Tu-Three) released an album with Abdelkader Belouni, an Algerian refugee living in sanctuary at St. Gabriel’s Church in Point St. Charles, who has engaged in a protracted struggle for status from the Canadian government making headlines throughout the local press and throughout the world.

Featuring a raffle with original art works from Palestinian artist Nidal Elkhairy and Freda Guttman, raffle will be drawn at the concert and tickets are two dollars at the door…

information on performers:

* Nomadic Massive is a Montreal based collective of independent Hip-Hop artists who have come together in an effort to combine their energies and spread their music across borders. The crew is made up of independent artists who share a similar vision of music and life as well as a desire to travel and experience the cultures of the world through their art. Although this collective is new, its members have been working in the music community for many years as artists but also as radio show host, organizers, educators, street-workers, producers and other community oriented roles. WHY Nomadic Massive? Because they are cultural nomads, all uprooted since birth and latching on to Hip-Hop to express this disruption. The crew reps a cultural diversity reflective of the city they evolve in. Musical nomads also, representing an open-minded Hip-Hop which finds its inspiration in the tradition of the past, combining samplers, turntables and traditional instruments. Well aware of the contradictions of Hip-Hop’s globalization process, the massive feels it is vital to be in touch with other scenes across the world, especially those in less developed economies, to share, learn, be inspired and spread a message of love, peace and universal understanding.

* Kalmunity Vibe Collective has caught the minds and consciousness of people throughout this city, as the cultural network Kalmunity Vibe Collective presents a groundbreaking cultural space celebrating social justice and innovative musicality. As A collective of local artists dedicated to promoting and perpetuating the potential of art as a tool for communication and activism for social, political and environmental consciousness. Their uplifting ‘live organic improv’ every week is at Montreal’s Sablo Café.

This event is hosted by Tadamon! Montreal, whose work is directed at building solidarity between movements for social and economic justice in Montreal and the Middle East. In Canada, Tadamon works to support the boycott, sanctions & divestment of Israeli apartheid & to challenge the listing of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization by the Canadian government.

* Tadamon!: Delisting Hezbollah

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

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

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