Shoruq: Palestinian Debka & Hip-hop in Oakland!
$10 – $500
Shoruq: Palestinian Debka & Hip-hop in Oakland!

Shoruq: Palestinian Debka & Hip-hop in Oakland!

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Oakland Technical High School Auditorium

42nd Street at Broadway

Oakland, CA 94609

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

Join the Middle East Children's Alliance & Shoruq Organization for a stunning debka and hip-hop performance celebrating Palestine! Using original music and dance, young people from Dheisheh Refugee Camp share the history and daily life of Palestinian refugees. “Shoruq” is Arabic for “Sunrise.”

Debka is our heritage. I send my message to the world and resist through debka. – Tamer, age 16

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 4pm
Oakland Technical High School Auditorium
42nd Street at Broadway, Oakland. Enter on 42nd Street

General seating, sliding scale $10-$100

$500 for two reserved front section seats, plus reception after performance at Park Day School, 360 42nd Street

Family-friendly event! Benefit for Shoruq’s work with Palestinian refugees.

Wheelchair accessible

For more info: meca@mecaforpeace.org, 510-548-0542

For sponsorship opportunities email Deborah@mecaforpeace.org

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
Middle East Children's Alliance: www.mecaforpeace.org
Shoruq Organization: www.shoruq.org

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