Artists Against Apartheid XVIII

March 11th, 2012 | Posted in Canada, Culture, Events, Palestine, Solidarity, Tadamon!
    featuring NYC hip-hop collective Rebel Diaz, at Israeli Apartheid Week 2012

    Sunday, March 11, 2012
    doors 20h, $10 in advance | $12 at door
    O Patro Vys
    356 avenue du Mont-Royal est
    Montreal, Quebec
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Join us for the eighteenth edition of Artists Against Apartheid taking place as part of Israeli Apartheid Week Montreal 2012, an amazing concert celebrating the interconnections of struggles for freedom from Palestine to Chile. Join us for an incredible night of music and song that expresses solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom and the global campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS).

performances by

Rebel Diaz via New York City

Fronted by MC’s Rodstarz and MC/Producer G1, Rebel Diaz shows us the true global power of hip-hop. After first performing in front of a half million people at an immigrant rights march in New York City in 2006, the bilingual duo has taken the international community by storm with their explosive live shows.

Rebel Diaz’s sound includes a wide variety of influences, ranging from Dirty South bounce to South American folk, and combining classic boom-bap tradition with hip-hop’s global impact. The group’s versatility has allowed for them to share the stage with the likes of Common, Martistsos Def, and Public Enemy, while feeling right at home with acts like Rage Against the Machine and Mala Rodriguez. Recent tours in Spain, Germany,Guatemala, Venezuela, and Chile, have only solidified their international appeal.

Based in the South Bronx, Rebel Diaz have also piqued the interest of the academic community with their poignant social commentary and energetic performances. They have spent the last four years visiting dozens of colleges and universities, facilitating workshops, speaking on panels, and performing at national conferences. Building on this growing network of positive young people in hip-hop, the group recently opened a community arts center in the South Bronx, the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective.

For a sense of Rebel Diaz’s on-the-ground involvement in struggles for social justice in New York City, check-out this clip of Rebel Diaz performing at an Occupy Wall Street demonstration, recorded by Democracy Now! info

Vox Sambou

Vox Sambou is a celebrated Montreal hip-hop artist originally from Limbé on the northern coast of Haiti, a key figure in the celebrated Montreal ensemble Nomadic Massive. Vox Sambou’s launched a solo album, Lakay, in 2008 to critical acclaim. Currently Vox is working toward releasing a second solo album while in 2009 Vox launched DiscriminaSida a video single on the struggle against AIDS in Haiti which went live on World AIDS Day.

Vox Sambou has been critically involved in building solidarity between artists in Montreal and grassroots community projects in Haiti, particularly in the Haitian city Limbé and was involved in launching Solid’Ayiti initiative in response to the earthquake in 2010. Vox join Artists Against Apartheid with a full band playing new track from his upcoming second album Humano Universal.

Ensemble Acalanto

Acalanto is a Latin American music ensemble which plays popular original and classic songs bound to resistance movements in the Americas. Acalanto performs music that is rooted in revolutionary culture and international social justice movements, specifically struggles in Chile against dictatorship in recent decades, as well as social justice today on a local level.

DJ Khalid M’Seffar

DJ Khalid M’Seffar works as a lawyer in criminal and intellectual property law. M’Seffar has been involved in community broadcasting for nearly twenty years and is the primary host of the celebrated radio program Funky Revolutions heard on CKUT.

advance tickets available at the following locations for $10

Atom Heart
364-B Rue Sherbrooke
Tél: 514-843-8484

Cheap Thrills
2044 Metcalfe St. 2e étage
Tél : 514-844-8988

4333 rue Rivard
Tél: 514-499-1323

207 rue Bernard O.
Tél: 514-270-4442

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

co-presented by / co-présenté par

Art Threat
Chilean Association of Montreal
CKUT Radio, 90.3fm in Montreal
Cineam Politica
Imaging Apartheid collective
Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) at McGill University
Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) at Concordia University
Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) at McGill University
Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) at Concordia University
Tadamon! collective

for more information / pour plus d’information

Tadamon! Montreal
tel: 514 664 1036
e-mail: info[at]
@tadamonmontreal |

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