Artists Against Apartheid IV

August 14th, 2008 | Posted in Boycott, Culture, Lebanon, Palestine, Politics, Solidarity, Tadamon!

Bridges to Bil’in: performances, presentations and visuals against Israeli apartheid.


    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th, 2008
    8pm. 5-10$
    La Sala Rossa, 4848 St. Laurent
    Montreal, Quebec

A cultural event within the ongoing Artists Against Apartheid concert series uniting ground-breaking artists from Montreal in solidarity with the growing international movement against Israeli apartheid. This evening will focus on the contemporary struggle of Bil’in village in the West Bank, Palestine, which recently filed a lawsuit in Quebec Superior Court against two sister companies registered in Quebec, currently constructing in an exclusive Israeli settlement on lands within Bil’in’s municipality.

performances from:

Vox Sambou: emerging Montreal hip-hop artist, key figure in the global rap ensemble Nomadic Massive who recently released a debut solo album on Public Transit Records.

Kalmunity Vibe Collective: a groundbreaking collective of local arts collective, playing music spanning from funk, to soul, to rap, to jazz, Kalmunity is dedicated to promoting and perpetuating the potential of art as a tool for communication and activism for social change.

Kaie Kellough: acclaimed Montreal spoken-word poet and author celebrated across Canada for innovative and socially conscience poetry, Kellough is the author of lettricity (Cumulus Press 04), the co-editor of talking book anthology (Cumulus Press 04) and is currently completing a 2nd book of poems.

Matana Roberts: celebrated Chicago-born jazz saxophonist, playing both classical and improvisational compositions, Matana has won the praise of music critics internationally who will be performing with Rebecca Foon.

Rebecca Foon: a musician of multi-faceted talent who will be performing on cello with Matana Roberts and is a member within Silver Mt. Zion and Esmerine.

presentations / screenings:

Sarita Ahooja: social activist from Montreal, with involvement in multiple liberation struggles from Latin America, to Mohawk territory, to Palestine, who worked in Bil’in, Palestine with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM).

A Day in Palestine: a film co-directed by Mary-Ellen Davis and José Garcia-Lozano, with score from musician Will Eizlini soundtrack, scenes of everyday life in the occupied Palestinian territories, with a dream-like feeling reminiscent of home-movies of the 60s. Instead of a day at the beach or in the backyard: a wall, an olive tree, a bulldozer, soldiers harassing grandmothers.

Active Stills: projections featuring images from the activist photography collective Active Stills, which has documented heavily the ongoing struggle against Israel’s apartheid wall.

An event supporting the ongoing work from Tadamon! Montreal’s, which aims to build 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!: Challenging Hezbollah’s listing as a ‘Terrorist’ Group in Canada

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

Tadamon! Montreal: / 514 664 1036 / tadamon[at]

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