Artists Against Apartheid @ la passe

22 février 2015 | Posté dans Boycott, Canada, Événements, Palestine, Quebec, Solidarité, Tadamon!


    as part of Israeli Apartheid Week – Montréal 2015!

Mercredi 11 Mars, 20h30pm
La Passe – 1214 de la Montagne (événement facebook)
20h / 8$ suggérés, selon vos moyens


Tamara Filyavich (solo set)

Sam Shalabi (oud) / Stefan Christoff (piano) duet

Amir Amiri (santur) solo

bios :

Tamara Filyavich has been living in Montreal for the past 20 years, she moved here with her family from the town on Yalta in the occupied Ukraine. She works as Arts and Culture Coordinator at CKUT FM radio 90.3 fm and most of her work focuses on transmission art, noisecore and a social narrative driven sound art. She will be presenting a piece called “Return Fire” that attempts to pay hommage to tragic events of February 2014 in the Maidan of Independence in Kyiv.

Amir Amiri, born in Tehran, Iran, where he studied the santur, a 72-string hammer dulcimer that lies at the heart of Persian classical music. Amiri has worked with Bob Becker, Edgar Meyer and David Takeno as well as jazz aritsts Hugh Fraser, Darcy Phillip Gray, Mike Murley and John Stetch. Amiri has worked extensively as a percussionist, composer, musical director and consultant for numerous Canadian dance and theatre companies. Recently Amiri released Arghavan a solo album.

Amir Amiri, né à Téhéran en Iran où il a étudié le santur, un dulcimer de 72 cordes frappées qui repose au cœur de la musique classique Perse. Amiri a aussi bien travaillé avec Bob Becker, Edgar Meyer et David Takeno qu’avec les artistes jazz Hugh Fraser, Darcy Phillip Gray, Mike Murley et John Stetch. Amiri a travaillé plus largement en tant que percussionniste, compositeur, directeur musical et consultant pour de nombreuses compagnies de danse et de théâtre Canadiennes. Récemment, Amiri a sorti Arghavan, un album solo.

Sam Shalabi is an Egyptian-Canadian composer and improviser, living between Montreal, Quebec and Cairo, Egypt. Beginning in punk rock in the late 70s, his work has evolved into a fusion of experimental, modern Arabic Music that incorporates traditional Arabic, shaabi, noise, classical, text, free improvisation and jazz. He has released 5 solo albums (including ‘On Hashish’ – a musical meditation on German writer Walter Benjamin, ‘Osama’, an audio collage on arabophobia in the wake of 9/11 and his most recent ‘Music for Arabs’), 5 albums with Shalabi Effect, a free improvisation quartet that bridges western psychedelic music and Arabic Maquam (scales) and 3 albums with Land Of Kush (experimental 30 member orchestra, for which he composes). He has appeared on over 30 albums and toured Europe, North America and North Africa.

Current projects include the release of the 6th Shalabi Effect album, a duo album with Stefan Christoff, two albums on the Italian label Sagittarius, with Beirut, Turkish and Egyptian musicians and a recent tour in the eastern U.S with Alvarius B, where Sam played solo Ud (Arabic Lute). He is also premiering a new composition for ud and electronics in a series of performances in late 2014 as well as releasing an album with The Dwarves Of East Agouza, a Cairo based trio with Maurice Louca and Alan Bishop in 2015.

Stefan Christoff is a writer, community organizer and musician living in Montreal, as a pianist Stefan has worked on numerous projects over recent years including Duets for Abdelrazik, an album of duets with Matana Roberts, Norman Nawrocki, Peter Burton, Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, Rebecca Foon and Sam Shalabi, all playing to express solidarity with the struggle of Sudanese-Canadian Abousfian Abdelrazik who was exiled, jailed and tortured in Sudan with the active complicity of the Canadian government. Also Stefan worked on a series of recordings at La Sala Rossa, including two albums of duets with Sam Shalabi on oud, the first родина and the second Flying Street both are rooted in a developing collaboration extending between Cairo and Montreal.

Stefan also has released two eps, the first Temps libre recorded with Devin Brahja Waldman (saxophone) and Peter Burton on bass within the context of the Quebec student strike and the second Wire Tones recorded with double bass player David Parker in Kingston, Ontario at the Artel. Stefan is active in Montreal within both activist and artistic initiatives and works a lot on projects around the Howl arts collective. listen to sounds by Stefan at :

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