I’m not one to shy away from anything controversial, so when I heard about the Hip Hop Sulha (Jewish and Muslim artists getting together) going on tomorrow night I had to get me some tickets.
Be a part of this unique opportunity to see Muslim and Jewish creativity together on one stage on Wednesday, November 11th at SOBs – 204 Varick Street. Doors open at 8pm; tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Stay for the after-party with the Electro Morocco DJs spinning.
On Wednesday, November 11, 2009, Jewish and Muslim artists from the Tug of War Tour and Shemspeed will come together at New York’s SOBs at the Hip Hop Sulha. Performers include Israeli and Iranian rap duo Most Hated, DeScribe, spoken word artist Tahani Salah, beat boxer J. Stone, Dash Speaks, DJ Balagan, TJ Di Hitmaker, NSR and a special DJ set by Electro Morocco.
About the event and artists:
Founded by American-Israeli producer, Diwon, and Jewish community activist Daniel ‘Mobius’ Sieradski The Hip Hop Sulha reinvents the concept of the traditional Arab sulha (reconciliation) by bringing leading Jewish and Muslim hip-hop musicians together to celebrate peace and religious tolerance via the performing arts. In the past, the series has hosted Hadag Nachash, Saz, Sagol 59, and DJ Spooky to name a few. This evening will feature Chassidic Hip Hop/Soul artist, DeScribe, Jamaican Dancehall artist, TJ Di Hitmaker, World club music DJ, Balagan and a special guest DJ set by NYC-based Israeli expatriates, Electro Morocco.
The Tug of War Tour is a thought-provoking and multi-dimensional artistic endeavor that explores narratives of conflict and co-existence between Muslims and Jews. The brainchild of Israeli-American M.C. Sneakas and M.C. Serch (of Third Bass fame and VH1’s White Rapper Show), the tour features the controversial rap group ‘Most Hated’Mazzi), in addition to spoken word poets Vanessa Hidary and Tahani Salah (both of whom have been featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam). (consisting of Sneakas and Muslim-Iranian rapper