Catch ‘THE BANNED 7’ Tomorrow At LPR

Brooklyn Nomads Present “The Banned 7” a benefit concert featuring music and artists from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria & Yemen taking place at LPR tomorrow night. Often in the thick of things latelty it seems this is exactly what we’re lacking energy in, the things we love, the things that bind us, our culture being our vessels of liberation. The event will feature international musicians Hadi Eldebek, Mohamad Eldebek, Ramzi Edlibi, Nick Chbat, Navid Kandelousi, Kaoru Watanabe, John Murchison, Zubin Hensler, Mohamed Araki, Shelley Thomas, Maeve Gilchrist & more.

If you’re looking to digest the poetic side to Arabic & Farsi, lyrics will be translated into English by refugee- language partners from NaTakallamProceeds from the performance will be donated to IRAP (International Refugee Assistance Project), an organization which enforces legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. Their on-the-ground work has been essential in the resistance to this ban.

The Brooklyn Nomads were formed in 2014 by Hadi Eldebek to explore multicultural music from the diverse perspective of New York City. This concert is an expression of support and gratitude towards the rich melting pot of our city – and that of the entire United States – which enabled this group to come to life. The group states, “We perform in solidarity with those affected by the Executive Order and seek to preserve the dignity, respect, and compassion of the United States.”

This event is also co-sponsored by Circle World Arts, a global network of workshops connecting the world through arts, and NaTakallam, a platform connecting refugees and language learners for language practice over Skype. Student Tickets (must present student ID at will call)

7pm doors // 7:30pm show // 18+

General Admission: $25 advance, $30 day of show

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