May 15 Birmingham – We Teach Life
by on May 15, 2016 in Events Live Shows

Sunday, May 15 at 6 PM9 PM

Midlands Arts Centre Cannon Hill Park Birmigham B12 9QH

Hosted by West Midlands Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Tickets 12.00 Concession 10.00

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Rafeef Ziadah is an acclaimed Palestinian refugee poet and activist. Her poem ‘We Teach Life, Sir’ – an impassioned attack on media misrepresentation of the Palestinian cause – went viral within days of its release. This live show offers an exciting blend of poetry and music from Rafeef’s new album We Teach Life, which she brings to the stage with Australian guitarist/musician and producer Phil Monsour.

“Rafeef ’s poetry demands to be heard. She is powerful, emotional and political. Please read her work and see her perform. You cannot then be indifferent to the Palestinian cause” filmmaker Ken Loach.

“Sometimes anger provokes truth: bare, free, not to be stifled or evaded. Sometimes anger, indignation, despair, full blown love of the life of one’s people, one’s own land and planet, can bring fierce flower to the poet’s heart. Then we are blessed with passionate words of resistance that can become the foundation of prophecy. A change for which there is no turning back. Such is the case of Rafeef Ziadah” Author Alice Walker

“The words that she says with such beauty and grace hit you right in the heart. They are more powerful than any weapon.” scholar, civil rights activist Angela Davis