Photos: Qurna at Artists Against Apartheid

October 15th, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Culture, Iraq, Palestine, Quebec
    photos by Sabrien Amrov


    Photo: Sabrien Amrov. Qurna performing at Artists Against Apartheid.

At the Quebec Social Forum thousands converged in Montreal from throughout Quebec for concerts, workshops and conferences focused on building social justice movements. On Saturday, October 10th hundreds gathered at cégep du Vieux Montréal for the tenth edition of Artists Against Apartheid, presented as a main cultural event within the Quebec Social Forum.

Featured at the concert was Qurna a conceptual and experimental music project of Iraqi Maqam music, lead by Omar Dewachi on oud and featuring Jérémi Roy on double bass, Pierre-Guy Blanchard on percussion, Sam Shalabi on oud, Radwan Moumneh on saz, Xarah Dion on synth and Zayid Al-Baghdadi on nay. Sabrien Amrov documented the concert via photograph presented now on-line.


    Photo: Sabrien Amrov. Qurna performs at the Quebec Social Forum.


    Sabrien Amrov: Iraqi Maqam music performed by Qurna in Montreal.
    Sabrien Amrov is a Palestinian activist, student and photographer.

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