Artists Against Apartheid XIII

July 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Culture, Events, Palestine, Quebec
    launch for Montreal Artists declaration in solidarity with Palestine


    Thursday July 22 20h
    Suggested donation 5-10$
    La Sala Rossa
    4848 St. Laurent
    Montreal, Quebec

Artists Against Apartheid XIII is a public concert launch in Montreal for the collective letter signed by 500 artists in Montreal in 2010, uniting artists from diverse disciplines to support the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for liberation. All signatories to the historic declaration will be invited to the gathering, along with the public. Concert will also feature an array of artists that signed the letter, specifically highlighting indigenous artists who backed the artist solidarity letter for Palestine.

performances from


Algonquin hip-hop artist Samian raps about the realities of life on First Nations reserves in Quebec and has a growing following on reserves and in Quebec’s cities, also striking a chord in hip-hop communities everywhere. Samian raps on indigenous people in Quebec, whose chart-topping hit La Paix des Braves, a duet with Quebec hip-hop crew Loco Locass, appeals for solidarity between Québécois and indigenous people. More recently, his collaboration with Sans Pression on ‘Premières nations’ has helped cement his role as a key voice in the Montreal contemporary hip-hop scene. Samian is a signatory to the Artists Against Israeli Apartheid declaration issued to the public in the winter of 2010. info:

Samian’s performance will feature a guest appearance from members of the celebrated Montreal hip-hop ensemble Nomadic Massive


Amérythmes first met at the opening ceremonies of the Oxfam International Youth Parliament in 2004 and hip hop has kept them together ever since. These five artists continue to collaborate as a collective, playing music that spans three languages and the three americas. ‘Ame et Rhythmes’ was the first album from Amérythmes and was launched in 2007, since then the group has gone on to play at many venues and events, including the 3rd Symposium of Cuban Hip Hop in Havana. Amerythmes

DJ Andy Williams

DJ Andy Williams is highly-respected deejay and radio host in Montreal with a growing international recognition, spinning regularly in Europe and the Caribbean. Andy’s collaborations with various deejays and musicians reaches to and from many sources globally: Andy has had the opportunity to grace the turntables with many underground music-makers & curatorial peers who have the utmost respect for obscure rarities in dancefloor tracks. It wasn’t easy at first playing mediums of ethnic backgrounds such as Cumbia Paseito, Mento, Avant-Garde Jazz, Funk and hard hitting Electro sounds in North America and Europe, but it’s nothing new to intelligent avid listeners since the mid-century.

Kalmunity Vibe Collective

Kalmunity Vibe Collective will present the Jazz element to the collective network, featuring multiple horn instruments, drums, percussion, vocals, guitar, bass and additional music. Kalmunity has caught the minds and consciousness of people throughout this city, as a cultural network presenting a groundbreaking cultural space that celebrates social justice and innovative musicality. As a collective of local artists, they are dedicated to promoting and perpetuating the potential of art as a tool for communication and activism for social, political and environmental consciousness. info:

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

* Tadamon! Boycott, divestment and sanctions movement

purchase tickets for Artists Against Apartheid at the following locations

Casa Del Popolo / Sala Rossa / Bureau Sala
Au 4871 boul. St-Laurent, entre midi et 20h tous les jours, sauf les dimanches
tél: 514-284-0122

Off the Hook
1021a rue Ste-Catherine Ouest
tél: 514-499-1021

Atom Heart
364-B rue Sherbrooke
tél: 514-843-8484

Cheap Thrills
2044 rue Metcalfe, 2ième étage
tél: 514-844-8988

4333 rue Rivard
tél: 514-499-1323

5403A avenue du Parc
tél: 514-270-4442

co-presented by
Suoni per il Popolo
CKUT radio
Off the Hook
Barriere Lake solidarity collective
Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights – SPHR
Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) – McGill University
Missing Justice (Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women)

Tadamon! Montreal
tel: 514 664 1036
email: info[at]
Tadamon! @ twitter

1 Comment »

Lors de la parade gaie de l’année dernière à Montréal, il y avait un groupe Queer Palestinians qui y prit part. Je voudrais savoir si on peut rejoindre ce groupe car je voudrais participer à la parade avec eux. J’ai une bannière dénonçant l’apartheid et je voudrais pouvoir la déployer…
Bien à vous.

Comment by Bernard Gadoua — July 12th, 2010 @ 9:35 AM

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