As part of the Israeli Apartheid Week 2017 this night will bring together an innovative and original selection of artists from Morocco, NY and London. From the astute power of rap and spoken word to the mesmerising effect of Darija Arabic poetry, we invite you to unite, listen and celebrate the sounds of resistance.
Hosted by the acclaimed spoken word artist Rafeef Ziadah, this night is a testimony to unity, solidarity and political consciousness.
Friday 3rd February 2017
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N3rdistan | Morocco
N3rdistan twists vibrations, subtly blends tones and fuses powerful beats with the deep melodies of the kora and Fula flutes. N3rdistan evolves at the edge of electronic music, rap and Arabic poetry, a contemporary voice that effortlessly blends music and message . They present their texts and lyrics in both classical Arabic and ‘darija’ – the Moroccan dialect – bringing back the work of famous Arab poets like Mahmoud Darwich, Gibran Khalil Gibran, Ahmad Matar or Nizar Qabbani. Standing at the border of oriental-beat and urban electronic music, N3rdistan electrifies a timeless poetry that bridges generation gaps, playfully stirring debate about the changing face of oppression.
Aja-Monet | NYC
Aja Monet is a Cuban-Jamaican award-winning performance poet, educator & social justice activist originally from East NY, Brooklyn. At 19 years old, she was the youngest to ever win the Grand Slam Champion title of the Lower East side’s legendary Nuyorican Poet’s Café in 2007. Her work is classically surrealist, engaging hip hop, soul, and literary audiences.
Rafeef Ziadah | Palestine
Rafeef uses language to narrate, inspire and pull apart stereotypes. Her poems We Teach Life, Sir and Shades of Anger went viral online within days of their release. Her new album, released in November 2015, features an exciting blend of poetry and music with original compositions from Phil Monsour
Followed by an after party with:
DJ U-CEF | The Moroccan Digitalizer