518 Valencia: The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics San Francisco, CA
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DAM Palestinian Hip Hop in Concert - SF!
ACCC is thrilled to present DAM the legendary Palestinian hip hop crew in concert in San Francisco!
DAM's latest album "Dabke on the Moon" has received world-wide acclaim, with their song, "If I Could Go Back In Time" reaching #4 on the World Music Network charts. Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UjnFbe7D9pY
BIO: Heralded by the major French newspaper Le Monde as "the spokesman of a new generation," DAM began working together in the late 1990s. Struck by the uncanny resemblance of the reality of the streets in a Tupac video to the streets in their own neighborhood of Lyd, Tamer Nafar, Suhell Nafar, Mahmoud Jreri were inspired to tell their stories through hip hop.
Ten years of performing all over the world has strengthened DAM's commitment to continue living in their hometown of Lyd working to provide the youth of the city and neighboring communities with programs and opportunities that have otherwise been denied to Palestinian citizens of Israel. In addition, they have conducted workshops for young people from the West Bank to the US, Canada, and Europe.
DAM's music is a unique fusion of east and west, combining Arabic percussion rhythms, Middle Eastern melodies, and urban hip hop. Their work has been influenced by artists as varied as Ghassan Kanafani, Ahlam Mosteghanemi, Mahmoud Darwish, Naji al Ali, Tupac, Biggie, Public Enemy, MBS, K'naan, and Pharoahe Monch.
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to see DAM right here in SF!
Co-presented by the General Union of Palestinian Students, SFSU.
For more information, call 415-664-2200 or email email@example.com
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518 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103