LISTEN TO THE FORBIDDEN ONES
We would have wanted to talk only about our first collaboration with PEN Català, about Abazar Hamid and about how many artists see themselves forced to flee extremism and fundamentalism not allowing neither free expression, nor irony, not even freedom. But while some of us thought that this harm was only suffered in other places, where other languages are spoken and with regimes far away of our "democracy", it turns out that two poor puppeteers have been suppressed by the counter-terrorist law because of a puppet show (guignol, Cachiporra, Punch and Judy). We won’t say more about it, there’s just grief and lots of anger.
Abazar Hamid has arrived at Jiwar within a first collaboration with PEN Català. His exile journey brought him to Cairo and from there to Norway. The musician has been victim of his own songs which reclaim peace and understanding in a country where extremism has completely broken capacity for dialogue.
Tuesday, 16th February, 19h30-21h
Espacio Jiwar. C. Asturias, 36, Pral.
Abazar Hamid "My story through my songs"
Limited capacity, prior registration required at email@example.com
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