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Palestinian Debka & Hip-hop in New Haven!

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Engleman Hall, C112

Southern Connecticut University

501 Crescent Street

New Haven, CT 06515

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Direct from Palestine: Shoruq Children's Debka & Girls Hip-Hop Performance

Join us for a beautiful performance celebrating Palestinian culture.

Event begins at 7:30pm, doors open 7pm
General Admission $15, Student Admission $5
For more info: newhaven@jvp.org or 860-200-5396

The children from Dheisheh Refugee Camp will use original music and dance to share the history and daily life of Palestinian refugees.

“Debka is our heritage. I send my message to the world and resist through debka." - Tamer, 16

Interspersed in the performance will be hip-hop songs in English and Arabic from Shoruq's Girls Hip-Hop group.

Excerpt from one of the songs:

All I need in this life, is to be free
Free, from this cage, but I need a key
The key for a life waiting for me
If only you’ve seen what my eyes still see`
Problems after problems, yet in poverty
IDENTIFIED, without identity
I will fight for my country till eternity under the name of justice, humanity
I want to live, I want to learn, and I want to be successful
Even if it’s stressful
Just for staying alive, for life I am grateful
I’m right here, and that’s what I rap for
All my life I’ve been paying them up prices
I’m depending on luck, so I’m just throwing dices
Years pass by and I’m lifeless
This is how my life is, this is not what life is.


Event sponsored by
Southern Connecticut State University Women's Studies
Tree of Life Educational Fund: www.tolef.org, 860-200-5396
Jewish Voice for Peace New Haven: www.jvpnh.org, newhaven@jvp.org
Middle East Children's Alliance: www.mecaforpeace.org
Shoruq Organization: www.shoruq.org

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Southern Connecticut University

501 Crescent Street

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