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3rd Annual Cultural Night: 1000 Nights Of Resistance

3rd Annual Cultural Night: 1000 Nights of Resistance
May 21

3rd Annual Cultural Night: 1000 Nights Of Resistance

Join us for this free event as we commemorate the 71st anniversary of the Nakbe through Dabke, Free Iftar and Dates, Knafe, Poetry, Stand up comedy, Oud and Percussion, henna, and a free t-shirt lottery.Performers: Remi Kanazi is a poet and writer based in New York City. He is the author of the newly released collection of poetry, Before the Next Bomb Drops: Rising Up From Brooklyn to Palestine. He is the author of Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine and the editor of Poets For Palestine. His political commentary has been featured by news outlets throughout the world, including Salon, the New York Times, Al Jazeera English, and BBC Radio. His poetry has taken him across the US, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East, and he has appeared in the Palestine Festival of Literature as well as Poetry International. He is a Lannan Residency Fellow and an Advisory Committee member for the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. The Brooklyn Nomads is a collective of musicians from various cultural and artistic backgrounds, with a focus on Arabic and Middle Eastern music. They have been featured on TED.com and were recently joined by Yo-Yo Ma as a guest artist for the Kennedy Center's Arts Summit in Washington, DC.Tala Abu Rahmeh is a writer and translator based in New York. Her poems have been published in a number of books including Time to Let Me In, by Harper Collins, Only Light Can Do That, by PENCenter, and Ghost Fishing Anthology by Georgia University Press, and magazines including LA Review of Books, Blast Furnace, The Timberline Review, and Kweli among others. Her poem “Cape Cod,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her poem "Drowning Manifesto" won the 2019 Dreamers Writing Contest. You can find her on her website www.talapoetry.comThe Freedom Dabka Group is a professional dabka and zaffa team. Dabka is an Arabic folklore popular within most Arab countries. It is a rhythmic dance that is performed by a group of people who swing their legs and stomp their feet in synchronization. It originated from Bilad- Alsham, which includes Palestine, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. This specific group consists of young talented individuals who perform this ancestral folklore. There are a variety of Dabka, but this group is mainly focused on performing the Shamilyah, which has always been the most well-known and performed.Yafa Dias is a Palestinian Muslim American born in Philadelphia, graduated from Temple University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and an associates in mass media and communication. Since she was a baby her parents have taken her back and forth to Palestine and Jordan to learn Islam, Arabic and her culture. Within the past two years, she has traveled to Spain and Cuba in the hopes of pursuing travel journalism. She considers herself a mix of Falahee Haja, Philly hood and a little too crazy for your average Arabia. More Info

when: May 21 @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm
where: Palestine Solidarity Alliance of Hunter College, 68th Street and Lexington Avenue, New York, New York, 10065 map
price: Free
category: Swing
 

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