Saturday, March 6: ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK (Toronto) PRESENTS HIP HOP FOR PALESTINE WONT STOP ‘TIL DA WALL DROPS FEATURING SABREENA DA WITCH, THE NARCICYST AND LOCAL DJS.
@ The Blue Moon Pub
725 Queen St. E. (at Broadview)
Doors Open: 9 pm
Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door (tickets will be availabe during IAW events
* This event is a fundraiser for Israeli Apartheid Week 2010
Israeli Apartheid Week is proud to present Palestinian hip hop artist, Abeer Alzinaty’s (aka Sabreena Da Witch) debut performance in Canada. The event will also feature Montreal based Iraqi MC Narcycist as well as local DJs. All are invited to this night of music and dance that will conclude the 6th annual Israeli Apartheid Week.
Abeer Alzinaty (aka Sabreena Da Witch) is a Palestinian hip hop artist. Born in 1984 in Lydd, she started performing R&B in Arabic and English in her teens and released her first original Mix-tape. Witch’s intifada, in 2008. Abeer has been featured in a number of documentaries about Palestinian music including Jackie Salloum’s award winning documentry Slingshot Hip-Hop. Abeer’s music speaks to her experiences as a Palestinian woman living in Israel. Critiquing multiple injustices resulting from or supported by the occupation, while celebrating freedom, equality and enlightement.
The Narcicyst is an Iraqi MC/Media Master. His musical career was spawned through the collaborative work of the Euphrates family; A growing collective of Muslim visual artists, musicians, painters, filmographers and photographers. Releasing two albums with Euphrates, the crew garnered worldwide attention from Time Magazine to publications out of the Middle East and Europe. With a book being released under the title “Fear of An Arab Planet”, and a brand new self-titled album and acting in feature length film “City of Life”, The Narcicyst is sure to make you see yourself through the proverbial mirror that is the current state of the world.Oh, man. Welcome to life on the planet Crazy.
Update: Here's Sabreena performing "The Witches (sic) Intifada." I wish I could tell you what she's singing, but it's in a language (Arabic) that I no capiche. Had I to guess, though, I'd say it's probably something like this:
Jews stole our land, left us with nada.
That's why we launched an intifada.
We know you'll love us if we speak your lingo:
"Colonionist," "imperialist," "capitalist"--