A compilation by Dr. Haidar Eid that talks to the pain, suffering and resistance in Gaza
Johannesburg, August 24, 2015: The Palestine Solidarity Alliance will officially launch the Music Album Gaza Blues on Tuesday 25 August 2015 in Johannesburg South Africa.
Gaza Blues: Hymns of Love, Death and Resistance!
According to Dr Eid, this Album was born on the horrific night that Israel committed one of its ugliest crimes in the Shejaeyya neighborhood (2014). In his words:
“This attack made me a different Haidar. Helplessness, horror, pain, loneliness, alienation, melancholy AND RESLIENCE! That ‘cocktail’ of mixed feelings is indescribable! Being an activist at that moment didn’t help me stop an American-made F16 from targeting Khuza’a, or another American-made canon from shelling the houses of Beit Hanoun. The long and dark nights were in cahoots with Apartheid Israel, both against me. Local radio stations were reporting constant new breaking news all the time, live from the scene of different massacres. The heart and the mind were struggling really, REALLY HARD, to take in all the news in one go. But this was news mixed with flesh and blood; my friends’ flesh and blood, my nieces’, my nephews’, my students’, my colleagues’, my own flesh and blood! And I started singing!”
Dr Haidar Eid is Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature, Al-Aqsa University, Gaza Strip, Palestine. While he has always tinkered with singing, this is his first album and will be shared with solidarity activists across the globe.
THE LAUNCH DETAILS ARE:
DATE: Tuesday 25 August 2015
VENUE: ROASTED CORIANDER
51 Greenfield Road, Greenside
GUEST SPEAKER: Mr. Neeshan Balton, Director of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation
LIVE LINK WITH: Adie Mormech from Palestine Action Group in Manchester and
Abul Rahman Abu Nahl, BNC coordinator in Gaza.
Entrance reserved for invited guests only. Media to please RSVP 0823366711 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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