[imc-ottawa] Artists Against Apartheid X
christoff at resist.ca
Sun Oct 4 23:12:37 PDT 2009
* Artists Against Apartheid X
concert occurring within the Quebec Social Forum
SATURDAY OCTOBER 10th 20h00
suggested donation 5-10$
Cégep du Vieux Montréal
255 rue Ontario east
room 4.82 A
Artists Against Apartheid X is taking place within the Quebec Social Forum
(QSF) within a special focus day at the forum on building the Palestinian
solidarity movement. QSF 2009 is uniting thousands of grassroots activists from
across Quebec, a special event within the ongoing Artists Against Apartheid
series is part of the the international campaign for Boycott, Divestment and
Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid.
Qurna is a conceptual and experimental music project of Iraqi Maqam repertoire,
building on improvisations and experiences of local musicians in Montreal.
Omar Dewachi: oud, djouza
Jérémi Roy: double bass
Pierre-Guy Blanchard: percussion
Sam Shalabi: oud, synth
Radwan Moumneh: saz
Xarah Dion: synth
Zayid Al-Baghdadi: nay
Bulgarian-born guitarist, composer and singer, Alexandrov has developed a
unique musical style, merging Bulgarian, Turkish and Roma musical traditions,
recipient of the 2007 Juno Music Award for the "Best World Album."
Lubo Alexandrov: guitar, voice
Sergiu Popa: accordion
la Banda de Gaza
ensemble of six musicians including violin, double-bass, percussion, guitar,
key-boards and accordion. La Banda de Gaza is front-lined by singer Iqi Balam
who brings biting, politically charged lyrics to the group's electricity of
musical rhythms from Latin America, African percussion and modern beats.
"Once Upon A Country"
a film by Rula Odeh 15 minutes
"Once Upon a Country" paints a very human portrait of Palestinian-Canadians who
tell their own story of their forced exile from Palestine in 1948.
This film gives a face and voice to Palestinian-Canadians as they tell their
remarkable story of resilience and survival and express their yearning for
recognition of the injustice they have endured.
Through their stories of 5 Palestinian-Canadians, we follow the trajectory of
their lives from their care-free, happy childhoods in Palestine, through the
shattering events of 1948 to the rebuilding of their lives in exile.
Seven Jewish Children a piece for Gaza
Caryl Churchill's play, Seven Jewish Children, was written in response to the
situation in Gaza in January 2009 has been adapted into a French language
performance by Stéphane Jaques
stage manager: Diane Potvin
sound: Gabriel Lesage-Bilodeau and Hugo Le Bleu-Tadaros
translation Jocelyne Doray.
This is the tenth Artists Against Apartheid concert occurring within the
international campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israeli
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