Dear friends, please come and join us in
Commemorating Al-Nakba: Celebrating Palestine. Thursday, 17th May. Doors open at 8pm.Pavilion, Carey’s Lane, Cork.Admission: 8 euros/5 euros concession Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
FOR BOOKING: firstname.lastname@example.org or tickets available from the venue and on door.Please Like the following page for information about the whole tour plus updates:https://www.facebook.com/alnakbatourirelandA major tour of Palestinian and Arab artists, will take place in Ireland between the 17th and 20th May, featuring cultural concerts in Cork, Dublin, Belfast and Derry. Billed as “Commemorating Al Nakba; Celebrating Palestine”, the tour will feature two renowned Palestinians, poet Rafeef Ziadah and singer Terez Sliman. Also joining them will be acclaimed Lebanese-Australian singer-songwriter Phil Mansour. The tour will take place during what Palestinians call Nakba Week, which marks the 64th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (‘Catastrophe’) which, saw the expulsion of over 700,000 Palestinians, forcibly uprooted from their homeland in order to facilitate the foundation of the State of Israel.
Poet Rafeef Ziadah, one of those on the bill, expressed her excitement: “This tour will be both a commemoration of the catastrophe that befell us Palestinians in 1948 and a celebration of the culture, creativity and continued resistance of the Palestinian people today; whether they reside in the 1967 or 1948 occupied territories, in refugee camps, or in the global diaspora. We are very excited about this tour and look forward to sharing our culture with Irish audiences.”
Ken Loach has said: “Rafeef’s poetry demands to be heard. She is powerful, emotional, political. Please read her work and see her perform. You cannot then be indifferent to the Palestinian cause.” Rafeef’s latest poetry performance in London went viral with more than half million views in two months (www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKucPh9xHtM). Also, on tour is Phil Monsour Lebanese-Australian singer/composer. Phil will be launching his new CD titled Ghosts of Deir Yassin with a video filmed in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan. Finally, Terez Sliman is a Palestinian singer from 48Palestine, her beautiful voice introduces traditional Palestinian songs about Al-Nakba, exile and return (www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYsWl_5dx1I&feature=related).
Hope to see you all there. Thanking you.Cork IPSC