Archive for the ‘Poetry’ Category

Gaza Blues: Hymns of Love, Death and Resistance

Haidar Eid discusses his album Gaza Blues:
“When Israel committed one of its ugliest crimes in the Shujaiya neighborhood of Gaza City in July 2014 — the massacre of dozens of people — I became a different person.
I felt a cocktail of mixed emotions: helplessness, horror, pain, loneliness, alienation, melancholy and resilience.
Being an activist at that [...]

October 22, 2015 • Tags: , • Posted in: Musicians, Poetry • One Comment

Rafeef Ziadah performs “Hadeel”

Rafeef Ziadah performs “HADEEL”

Rafeef Ziadah is a Palestinian spoken-word artist and activist. She received an Ontario Arts Council Grant from the ‘Word of Mouth’ program to create her debut album Hadeel. Rafeef started performing poetry in Toronto in 2004 with the spoken word collective Pueblo Unido and is the winner of the 2007 Mayworks [...]

Remi Kanazi: This Poem Will Not End Apartheid

Remi Kanazi is a poet, writer, and activist based in New York City. He is the editor of Poets For Palestine (Al Jisser Group, 2008). His political commentary has been featured by news outlets throughout the world, including Al Jazeera English, GRITtv with Laura Flanders, and BBC Radio. His poetry has taken [...]

63 Years of Occupation

From Youtube: “To reply to the Gaza youth Manifesto, and with no additional words to the ones spoken with true heart on this video, we give you, The Manifesto. A simple, true, self-explanatory, expression of what we’re sick of.
As these days mark the 63rd memory of the Nakba, our people all around the world, revolt, [...]

Remi Kanazi NYC release of Poetic Injustice

Artists Against Apartheid member Remi Kanazi releases his first Book/CD:
Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine
Laced with searing indictments of occupation, ethnic cleansing, and war, as well as reflections on growing up Arab in America, this poetry collection tackles some of the most pressing issues affecting our communities at home and overseas. Additionally, included in [...]

Untitled (For Freedom Flotilla) by Mark Gonzales

Untitled (for Freedom Flotilla)
Last night
they were slaughtered as I slept.
Their spines cracked under steel ravens
carrying raptures of ruthlessness.
This morning
there are no words like
beauty/ life/ love/ righteousness/dignity
only fear.
We wonder why
daughters grow up afraid of alleyways
children shake at the midnight whispers of wind
fathers wake at sounds of high pitched whistles
It is painful to dream of flying when
all [...]

Tadamon Montreal Rally 500 Artists in Solidarity

Montreal, Canada – February 25th 2010.   Today, a broad spectrum of Montreal artists are standing in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom and supporting the growing international campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against the Israeli state. Last winter, the Israeli state launched a violent military assault on [...]

The heART of the Conflict – Feb 21st in NYC

the heart of the conflict
February 21st, 7pm-9pm

@ Teatro Iati
64 E. 4th Street
New York, NY

the heart of the conflict, a packed evening of live music, free food and drink, art, poetry and performance.  This one-time fundraiser will feature an exclusive sneak-peak at scenes from Poliglot’s ground-breaking documentary theatre work, NEITHER HEAVEN NOR EARTH, presented by an incredible [...]

Poetry of Palestine performance in Ramallah

WED. FEB. 10: “Poetry of Palestine”–a monthly literary performance. This month featuring Remi Kanazi, Tala Abu Rahmeh and Boikutt. Introducing for the first time Laila Shikaki with interludes by Tashweesh. Starts at 7 sharp. Cafe La Vie in Ramallah (between the Dwarsay3 and Orthodoxy Club), Palestine.

Lemon Tree – NY Film Premiere

Salon: “Something like a cross between a torn-from-the-headlines docudrama, a Middle East conflict rendered in miniature and Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard,” this latest film from the terrific Israeli director Eran Riklis revolves around the amazing lead performance of Palestinian-French actress Hiam Abbass. Playing a dignified, lonely Palestinian widow who carries a land dispute [...]