Artists Against Apartheid XVII

October 17th, 2011 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Culture, Events, Palestine, Quebec, Tadamon!

feat. celebrated artist Eric Drooker a Mile End Poets Festival 2011 collaboration.

    Friday October 21, 2011
    Doors at 8pm, $10-12
    La Sala Rossa, 4848 St. Laurent
    Montreal, Quebec
    Metro Laurier, or bus #55
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Join us for an evening of music, visual art, and storytelling, featuring celebrated graphic artist Eric Drooker. This concert is taking place as part of the Mile-End Poets Festival, a week of voice and word in performance, featuring a variety of Montreal’s most celebrated spoken-word artists.

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Eric Drooker

Eric Drooker is a painter and graphic novelist, born and raised on Manhattan Island. He’s the award-winning author of Flood! A Novel in Pictures, and Blood Song. He designed the animation for the recent film, Howl, a movie based on the epic poem by Allen Ginsberg, who collaborated with Drooker on the book Illuminated Poems. His paintings appear on covers of The New Yorker, and hang in numerous collections.

Drooker’s work is also central to the imagery of social movements globally, from picket signs in the current Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City, to campaigns for food sovereignty, to iconic posters illustrating the historic protests against the WTO over the past decade. Drooker regularly draws from the figure, and is working on a series of nude paintings for an upcoming book.

Brahja Waldman’s Quartet

Brahja Waldman’s Quartet consists of four very fine musicians playing fine compositions. Rhythm, Melody, Spontonality! The quartet has energized and ionized audiences in Montreal and New York and throughout the Northeast. It is music for the people. Collaborations/affiliations include poets Bob Holman and Anne Waldman, festivals Voix d’Amériques and the Montreal Off Jazz. Brahja Waldman (saxophone) Martin Heslop (bass) and Brajja Gélinas (drums) will be representing the quartet.

DJ Andy Williams

DJ Andy Williams presents Poetry on Wheels featuring some of the most influential poetic pieces of our time, presented on the turntables, also making references to important time periods in history: Griot Traditions, Slavery,Emancipation, Vietnam War, Right to Vote, Rodney King Riots, Watts and knowing our forefathers and mothers.

Andy Williams commitment to music and its educational potential has spanned over 20+ years on radio, Williams has reached a wide audience in Toronto as the long-time host and producer of CKLN 88.1 fm’s Mixed Bag, and for the past 17 years on Montreal’s CKUT 90.3 fm’s, Jazz Euphorium, The Goods and Jazz Amuck (a show produced by John Braithwaite.) A recognized expert in and lover of jazz music, he has been invited to host the Toronto International Jazz Festival, the Canadian Jazz AIDS Benefit, and many other social events. He has performed all over the world, including West Africa, South Africa, Ethiopia, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the U.S.

This is the seventeenth edition of Artists Against Apartheid in Montreal, unfolding in the context of the international campaign for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid.

Mile-End Poets Festival

Suoni Per Il Popolo Music Festival

co-presented by

Art Threat
ARTUNG! collective
CKUT Radio, 90.3fm in Montreal
Drawn and Quarterly
Howl! arts collective
Imaging Apartheid collective
Mile-End Poets Festival
Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) at McGill University
Suoni Per Il Popolo Music Festival
Tadamon! collective
Wired on Words

for more information

Tadamon! Montreal
tel:: 514 664 1036
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