Nov 302012
 
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Thursday December 6, 2012 from 4pm – 11pm.

Existence is Resistance presents Hands Off Gaza (Part 2), a fundraising benefit event to raise medical aid for Gaza.

Film Screening, Panel Discussion and Performances from 4pm – 10pm – People are welcome to come anytime – this is a fundraising event and all proceeds raised will go directly for medical aid in Gaza. Complimentary refreshments will be available.

 

4PM – 6.30PM

FILM SCREENING: “Hip Hop Is Bigger Than The Occupation”
Followed by a Q&A panel of artists and organizers featured in the filmThe documentary revolves around a ten day journey of artists traveling through Palestine, teaching and performing Non Violent Resistance through the arts.The tour included M1 of Dead Prez, Shadia Mansour, Marcel Cartier, Mazzi of Soul Purpose, DJ Vega Benetton, Lowkey, Jody McIntyre and Trinidad, Brandon and Lavie from the South West Youth Collaborative/University of Hip Hop Chicago. Staying in the heart of Balata Refugee Camp @ the Yafa Cultural Center in Nablus the group witnesses night raids, toured places like Hebron where there are roads for the Arabs and roads for the Jews, they meet families of shaheeds as well as young Palestinians who have been jailed, shot, humiliated, the group visits Bi’lin where they get shot at and tear gassed and experience first hand what it felt like living under occupation.
7PM -8.30PM
PANEL DISCUSSION: “Hip Hop, Resistance and Palestine – Views from Global Community”
Panel of Artists discussing global resistance through the arts, especially hip hop and making the connections from the Ghetto to Gaza…some of these artists have been to Gaza and the West Bank.
The panel will include:
IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE
M1 OF DEAD PREZ – Traveled to Gaza in 2009 and the West Bank in 2010
MAINO
HASAN SALAAM
MAZZI (SOUL PURPOSE) – Traveled to Gaza in 2009 and the West Bank in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
JASIEL- Traveled to the West Bank in 2012More to be announced9PM – 10PM
LIVE PERFORMANCES
Some of the artists from the previous panel will perform as well as poetry from Tahani Salah and DJ Vega Benetton on the Turntables.
NO AGE RESTRICTIONS
$20 SUGGESTED DONATION
PLEASE EMAIL EIR.NYC@GMAIL.COM TO RSVP AND/OR ENDORSE – PLEASE PUT “HANDS OFF GAZA PART 2″ IN THE SUBJECT LINE.HANDS OFF GAZA PART 1 CAN BE SEEN HERE:http://vimeo.com/9003712
Jul 282012
 

Before the screening of Hip Hop Is Bigger Than The Occupation at Georgetown University we were interviewed by Arab Satellite Channel MBC about the documentary and the organization.

May 112011
 

Monday May 3oth at Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn 6:30 – 9:30 pm.

Existence is Resistance & Nana Dankwa present: “Hip Hop Is Bigger Than The Occupation” – A documentary about a ten day journey of artists traveling through the West Bank, Palestine, teaching and performing Non Violent Resistance.

The tour included M1 of Dead Prez, Shadia Mansour, Lowkey, Marcel Cartier, Mazzi of Soul Purpose, DJ Vega Benetton, Jody McIntyre and Trinidad, Brandon and Lavie from the South West Youth Collaborative/University of Hip Hop Chicago.

The group stayed at Bulata Refugee Camp in Nablus and experienced first hand what it felt like living under occupation.

For tickets and more info please email eir.nyc@gmail.com or call 917-294-6781

Tickets $10 in advance or more on the door.

All proceeds will be donated towards this years tour.

Feb 112011
 

Do not miss this show of trans-solidarity!!!!

Look at the line-up! All freedom, equality-loving people coming together for a great cause. Let’s celebrate the Egyptian people!!!!

Existence is Resistance & LEAP Present a Benefit Concert

SOUNDS of LIBERATION

Featuring:

Shadia Mansour
Lowkey
Logic
Narcycist
Marcel cartier
Mazzi of S.O.U.L. Purpose
Lah Tere of Rebel Diaz
Likwuid

Opening up the evening will be the one and only Jody McIntyre

Proceeds will be donated to support the work of the following organizations:

*Egypt Relief: Resala
*Existence is Resistance
*LEAP

For more information e-mail eir.nyc@gmail.com or call 917-294-6781

Door: 8PM | SHOW: 8:30 PM
Price: $20 advance/$25 at the door

Aug 122010
 

M-1 of Dead Prez drops a freestyle at Balata Refugee Camp in Nablus. He has been on tour in Palestine as part of the Existence is Resistance Bus Stop Hip Hop Tour 2010 along with Shadia Mansour, Lowkey, Mazzi, Marcel Cartier, Nana D., and DJ Vega Benetton.