Daily Archives: January 17, 2010

Special New Shit Broadcast: Artists Against Apartheid

artists against apartheid

Monday January 18th 15h00 – 17h00
live broadcast CKUT radio, 90.3fm
Hosted By Stefan christoff
tune-in globally via live stream at www.ckut.ca
or download/steam archive here

Artists Against Apartheid is an ongoing concert series in Montreal that
brings together groundbreaking artists and musicians for performances in
solidarity with Palestinian human rights.

Over eleven concerts in Montreal incredible local artists performed for
hundreds at various concerts halls across the city, many of these
concerts were recorded by CKUT radio…

CKUT radio presents a special radio broadcast featuring live
performances recorded at the Artists Against Apartheid

Featuring recordings of live performances from the late Lhasa de Sela,
saxophonist Colin Stetson, violinist Sarah Neufeld from Arcade Fire,
percussionist Shahzad Ismaily, cellist Rebecca Foon, Esmerine, Seven
Arrows ensemble
featuring Andrew Barr (percussion), Sarah Pagé (harp),
Yuki Isami (flute), Joe Grass (pedal steel) and also a trio performance
featuring Sam Shalabi (oud), Omar Dewachi (oud) and Pierre-Guy Blanchard

As a cultural initiative Artists Against Apartheid occurs as Israel’s
military occupation over the Gaza Strip and West Bank intensifies, in
violation of international law and multiple U.N. resolutions.
Palestinian citizens face an entrenched system of racial discrimination
and segregation, resembling the defeated apartheid system in South
Africa. A matrix of Israeli-only roads, electrified fences, and over 500
military checkpoints and roadblocks erase freedom of movement.

In response to apartheid policies imposed on the Palestinian people by
Israel multiple artists are coming together in Montreal through the
ongoing Artists Against Apartheid concert series, presenting a cultural
force in solidarity with the ongoing Palestinian struggle for freedom.

* Tadamon!: boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israeli apartheid