Wednesday October 18, 2017
SNc Channels:

Search
About Salem-News.com

 

May-28-2011 19:45printcomments

London Concert: Tahrir Square to Jerusalem

Celebrating the conviction of artists, writers and musicians in Tunisia, Libya Yemen and Palestine who still sing in the face of dictators, occupation and bombardment.

Amal Murkus
Amal Murkus photo courtesy: adelaidenow.com.au

(LONDON) - Amal Murkus joins a host of artists celebrating the work of Juliano Mer Khamis and the power of art in the struggle for freedom. An imaginative production that will transport us from Tahrir Square through Jenin and to the heart of the new Jasmine Revolution sweeping the Arab world (all profits go to the Freedom Theatre in Jenin).

It’s curfew in Palestine. “The Army surrounds our neighbourhood. I sit on my bed writing a poem, the tank outside my window is probably reading this over my shoulder, I keep writing…” says a poet from Tulkarm.

The amazing Juliano Mer Khamis

For many, art was the only freedom of expression allowed, because art is safe, unarmed.

But in January 2011, it was the artists, the writers, the musicians the comedians who walked into Tahreer Square and stood in the face of armed state police.

Defenceless but for the conviction in their hearts. A conviction that said, unarmed but not powerless.

Unarmed but not afraid. This was the conviction of artists, writers and musicians in Tunisia, Libya Yemen and Palestine who still sing in the face of dictators, occupation and bombardment.

It was also the same conviction of Palestinian filmmaker and director of the Freedom Theatre Juliano Mer Khamis who walked into the Jenin refugee camp he called “the most attacked place in Palestine” every day to wipe away the fear in the eyes of 10 year old kids traumatized by the occupation.

 

To View Seating plan please click here


http://al-carmel.com/?p=6




Comments Leave a comment on this story.
Name:

All comments and messages are approved by people and self promotional links or unacceptable comments are denied.


[Return to Top]
©2017 Salem-News.com. All opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Salem-News.com.


Articles for May 27, 2011 | Articles for May 28, 2011 | Articles for May 29, 2011
Fully licensed for Medical and Recreational Cannabis!


Special Section: Truth telling news about marijuana related issues and events.

Tribute to Palestine and to the incredible courage, determination and struggle of the Palestinian People. ~Dom Martin

Donate to Salem-News.com and help us keep the news flowing! Thank you.

Premium cannabis delivered to your door 503-585-2697