WESPAC presents: Made in Palestine - A Night of Comedy Dance and Music (11/19)
Made in Palestine is a one-night event showcasing the beautiful and light-hearted side of Palestine. Experience the multi-faceted cultural heritage of Palestine – the music, the food, the art and the humor. Palestinian American comedian and author Amer Zahr will headline the show. Palestinian American Performance Poet Remi Kanazi and a New Jersey based Palestinian folkloric dabke dance troupe will open the show. Authentic food will be served and fair-trade artisan products from Palestine will be available for purchase.
Amer Zahr is a comedian, speaker, writer, academic, and adjunct professor at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He draws on his experiences growing up as a child of Palestinian immigrant parents, performing on topics like politics, society, Islam, growing up Arab, and more. He has performed throughout North America and the Middle East. Last year he headlined a sold out show at Carnegie Hall. Afrah Events is a New Jersey based Palestinian folklore dabke dance troupe. The Dabke, a Levantine Arab folk dance style has, according to scholars, roots that go back to ancient Canaanite fertility rites and is marked by synchronized jumping, stamping, and movement, similar to tap dancing. One version is performed by men, another by women. Remi Kanazi is a poet, writer, and organizer based in New York City. He is the author of the new released collection of poetry Before the Next Bomb Drops: Rising Up from Brooklyn to Palestine.
Doors open at 5, Show starts at 6