Artists Against Apartheid X

October 3rd, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Culture, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Quebec
    concert occurring within the Quebec Social Forum


    SATURDAY OCTOBER 10th 20h00
    suggested donation 5-10$
    Cégep du Vieux Montréal
    255 rue Ontario east
    room 4.82 A
    métro Berri-UQAM

Artists Against Apartheid X is taking place within the Quebec Social Forum (QSF) within a special focus day at the forum on building the Palestinian solidarity movement. QSF 2009 is uniting thousands of grassroots activists from across Quebec, a special event within the ongoing Artists Against Apartheid series is part of the the international campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid.

performances from


Qurna is a conceptual and experimental music project of Iraqi Maqam repertoire, building on improvisations and experiences of local musicians in Montreal.

Omar Dewachi: oud, djouza
Jérémi Roy: double bass
Pierre-Guy Blanchard: percussion
Sam Shalabi: oud, synth
Radwan Moumneh: saz
Xarah Dion: synth
Zayid Al-Baghdadi: nay

Lubo Alexandrov

Bulgarian-born guitarist, composer and singer, Alexandrov has developed a unique musical style, merging Bulgarian, Turkish and Roma musical traditions, recipient of the 2007 Juno Music Award for the ‘Best World Album’.

Lubo Alexandrov: guitar, voice
Sergiu Popa: accordion

la Banda de Gaza

ensemble of six musicians including violin, double-bass, percussion, guitar, key-boards and accordion. La Banda de Gaza is front-lined by singer Iqi Balam who brings biting, politically charged lyrics to the group’s electricity of musical rhythms from Latin America, African percussion and modern beats.


‘Once Upon A Country’
a film by Rula Odeh 15 minutes

“Once Upon a Country” paints a very human portrait of Palestinian-Canadians who tell their own story of their forced exile from Palestine in 1948.

This film gives a face and voice to Palestinian-Canadians as they tell their remarkable story of resilience and survival and express their yearning for recognition of the injustice they have endured.

Through their stories of 5 Palestinian-Canadians, we follow the trajectory of their lives from their care-free, happy childhoods in Palestine, through the shattering events of 1948 to the rebuilding of their lives in exile.

theater performance

Seven Jewish Children a piece for Gaza

Caryl Churchill’s play, Seven Jewish Children, was written in response to the situation in Gaza in January 2009 has been adapted into a French language performance by Stéphane Jaques

Nathalie Costa
Dominique Daoust
Esther Hardy
Cécile Lasserre
Jean-Pierre Matte
Émilie-Lune Sauvé
Alexandre Préfontaine

stage manager: Diane Potvin
sound: Gabriel Lesage-Bilodeau and Hugo Le Bleu-Tadaros
translation Jocelyne Doray.

This is the tenth Artists Against Apartheid concert occurring within the international campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israeli apartheid.

* Tadamon! Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

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