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Amir Sulaiman ‘The Meccan Openings’ Melbourne Tour

 

Naxariis Foundation Inc presents…

Amir Sulaiman ‘The Meccan Openings’ Melbourne Tour

When
Saturday, December 17, 2011
  • Time
    7:00pm until 10:00pm
  • Where
    Melbourne University, Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre , Cnr Swanston Street and Monash Road , Melbourne, Australia

Come along and witness DEF Jam Poet Amir Sulaiman’s first ever Australian tour as he takes Melbourne through his poetic pilgrimage.

Featuring a line up of amazing Melbourne based, talented poets:

Alia Gabres
Nour Abouzeid
Sara Mussa
Xaamud Aden
Zoe Hendrix Newport
Abshir Ahmed
Salim Mohamed

Poetry and art are historically significant part of East African and Somali culture and to highlight the strength and perseverance of the East African people we aim to positively inspire the youth and showcase their talent while raising funds for the drought stricken victims in East Africa. This night will also feature elements of East African culture such as dance, story telling, and so much more.

Amir Sulaiman is an accomplished poet, activist, recording artist and a 2 time HBO Def Poet. Host and performer for national Breed Love Odyssey Tour with Mos Def and Talib Kweli and special guest on KRS-ONES Hip Hop Lives Tour there is a steady but ever increasing buzz building around Amir quickly gaining the attention of everyone from Kanye West and Russell Simmons (who referred to Amir as “blessed”), to Dave Chapelle. In addition, organizations such as the ACLU, Amnesty International and Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition have used Amir’s poetry and voice to bring life to multiple campaigns dealing with social justice and art. Consistently working across the United States and Canada, Amir has shared the stage with artists such as Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, Common , Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Pharoah Monch, Floetry, Black Thought of The Roots, Goapele, Stevie Wonder, The Last Poets, Dead Prez, Ghostface of Wu-Tang Clan, MOP, and more.

Amir’s current album ‘The Meccan Openings’ is an exceptional meeting of hip hop and poetry. Amir moves easily from rhyme to staccato then back to rhyme. This is a pilgrimage and you don’t want to be left behind.

Proudly brought to you by the ‘Strength Not Silence’ campaign.

For more information and for pre-bookings:

Send your name, contact number and number of tickets needed to:

Email us at bookings.naxariis@gmail.com

OR

Call Halima Fiqi on 0401 124 670

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE EAST AFRICAN DROUGHT APPEAL.

 

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