Photos: Artists Against Apartheid XII

April 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Canada, Culture, Palestine, Quebec
    photos from Artists Against Apartheid XII by Heri Rakotomalala.


Photo: Heri Rakotomalala. Performance by Palestinian poet Rafeef Ziadah.

Celebrated artists from Toronto and Montreal took the stage at the twelfth edition of Artists Against Apartheid at La Sala Rossa, performing socially conscious poetry and music for a packed room. Throughout the past years Artists Against Apartheid has grown in Montreal into a dynamic concert series, regularly attracting hundreds of people and featuring a diverse array of celebrated artists.

Artists Against Apartheid XII was the Montreal launch for Palestinian poet Rafeef Ziadah’s debut release Hadeel, a powerful album rooted in poetic reflections on the Palestinian struggle for liberation.

Celebrated music collective LAL, also from Toronto, performed to a backdrop of super eight projections by filmmaker Jose Garcia. Montreal poet Kaie Kellough presented a striking poetry performance, including a duet with trumpet player Jason ‘Blackbird’ Selman from Nomadic Massive, building toward the launch of Kellough’s new poetry book Maple Leaf Rag.

Photographer Heri Rakotomalala captured these select images at the concert which was co-sponsored by Suoni per il Popolo festival and CKUT radio in Montreal.


Photo: Heri Rakotomalala. Ian de Souza from LAL at Artists Against Apartheid.

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