November 23, 2007

TEMPLE SJP PRESENTS: HIP HOP FOR PALESTINE PART DEUX

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Temple Students for Justice in Palestine present: Hip Hop for Palestine Part II!

Last year’s Hip-Hop for Palestine was a thoroughly engaging and inspirational experience – this year’s will be no less! MC’s, activists, students, and community members gathered at The Rotunda in West Philadelphia collectively in support of the Palestinian people’s fight for self-determination and human rights. Sponsored and organized by Temple University’s Students for Justice in Palestine, a diverse array of hip-hop artists, poets, dj’s, and musicians from New York, D.C., Baltimore, Palestine, and elsewhere across the globe performed for an audience of over 300 people on a Wednesday night. This year’s edition will definitely be an event worth coming to – for the music, the people, and the cause!

Baltimore based rapper Son of Nun is one performer who’s still ringing in my head from last year.

[from http://www.sonofnun.com] “…a Baltimore city high school teacher, organizer, activist, and poet, son of nun (s.o.n.) doesn’t just entertain his crowds he empowers them. s.o.n. has performed at universities, activist conferences, demonstrations, rallies ­ such as the Sorry State of the Union in front of the U.S. Capitol, and at nightclubs in Baltimore, DC, New York, Pennsylvania, and Chicago to name a few. He’s opened for Mr. Lif, Akrobatic, Buck 65, Odd Jobs, Roni Size & Reprazent, and performed with Adam F., Diesel Boy, DJ Die, DJ Krust, and others… s.o.n.’s range extends from hip hop, to spoken word, to drum ‘n’ bass, to freestyling with a live band. An active member and organizer in various social justice movements, s.o.n. brings a fresh, thought provoking, and much needed perspective to an art form plagued with violence, materialism, and sexism… earlier this summer the song “Fight Back” from s.o.n.’s full length cd ­ Blood and Fire – was selected from over 500 submissions to appear on the second volume of the renowned Peace Not War cd compilation with artists such as Anti Flag, Ani DiFranco, The Evens, Sonic Youth, and others to benefit antiwar groups.”

Saturday December 1st. 8PM.

The Rotunda

4014 Walnut St.

Philadelphia, PA

SJP and organizers need help. You can…

SHOW UP
VOLUNTEER
RENT A TABLE to SELL ART and CLOTHES or HAND OUT INFO
SPREAD THE WORD
DONATE PICTURES

Cost: Sliding scale $10-$20
(No one turned away for lack of funds)

We need VOLUNTEERS the night of the event. If you can help, set up, break
down, run tables etc. Please email hiphop4palestine@gmail.com with VOLUNTEER
in the subject line.

If you would like to RENT A TABLE for $30 to sell product or give out
information Please email hiphop4palestine@gmail.com with TABLE in the
subject line.

If you have any PICTURES from Palestine please email
hiphop4palestine@gmail.com with PHOTOS in the subject line and
descriptions

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