NOT silent

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 21:30

NOT SILENT
An international concert/performance series in support for the people of Palestine. 

Event in Lebanon:
Tuesday 3 July starting 9:30pm at Zoukak Studio, Beirut
With Ali Chahrour, Tony Elieh, Abed Kobeissy, Aya Metwalli, Nasri Sayegh & Sharif Sehnaoui

Free Entry

Zoukak Studio hosts a concert/performance in solidarity with the people of Palestine as part of the international movement “Not Silent”, a series of concerts and events happening around the world organized by Compass Collective, a global network of artists and cultural workers to take action against the continuous aggression against the Palestinian people. These events are meant to challenge the current cultural discourses and methods, as well as the notions of ‘solidarity’ itself. The first event in this series took place in Amsterdam at OCCII, followed by others in Berlin, New York & Rotterdam.

 

Full Statement of "Compass Collective"

As we are witnessing the recent escalation against the Palestinian people in Gaza, Jerusalem, Hebron, Haifa, and basically everywhere in Palestine, we are calling for a series of concerts and events to take place wherever and whenever possible, under the title of “NOT SILENT”. By whenever and and wherever possible we stress that this is not simply a one-time event, but rather a call to organize continuously and simultaneously, just as the oppression of Palestinian people is a continuous process that should not be viewed as a one-time or occasional massacre. It is about the struggle of millions of living Palestinians around the world who are denied their basic rights, from returning to their own land to the access to clean drinking water and electricity.

We aim to form a global community of concerned artists and organizers who are able and willing to take a stand and hold these events as a means for action that challenges the current cultural discourses and methods, as well as the notions of ‘solidarity’ itself. Palestinians do not ‘need’ a stand to help them get along with their fate, but rather we should be responsible for making a real change, not simply from the position of being ‘informed’ on the issue, but from an active position that challenges our media and cultural discourses in which Palestinians are – at best – only being viewed as victims of acts of “misconduct” by the Zionist occupation, and where our knowledge and perception of the Palestinian issue becomes subject to “counting victims” and getting angry or frustrated from one massacre to the next. We know this is going to happen, but we do not want to think of Palestine only when this happens, thus we need to speak out and take a much more solid stand, not only for the victims, but for the living as well.

The first event in this series took place in Amsterdam at OCCII, followed by others in Berlin, New York & Rotterdam. Upcoming events are currently being planned and organized and will be announced in time. This call is a method to create a network of organizers, artists and cultural workers, and should not be viewed simply as global event in “reaction” to what is happening in Palestine. Artists and other individuals who wish to take action and join the network should contact Compass Collective: 

compass@nofuture.biz

غير صامت
سلسلة عالمية من الحفلات الموسيقية والعروض

تضامناً مع الشعب الفلسطيني

الحفل في لبنان: 
الثلاثاء ٣ تموز الساعة ٩:٣٠ 
مساءً في استديو زقاق
مع علي شحرور، طوني إيليه، عبد قبيسي، آية متولي، نصري الصايغ وشريف صحناوي

الدخول مجاني

يستقبل استديو زقاق حفلا موسيقيا وعرضاً فنيّاً يقام تضامناً مع الشعب الفلسطيني، وهو جزء من سلسلة فعاليات عالمية تحت عنوان "بلا صمت" تقام في جميع أنحاء العالم، ينظمها شبكة فنانون وعاملون ثقافيون بهدف الوقوف بوجه الاعتدائات المتواصلة التي يتعرض لها الشعب الفلسطيني. تهدف هذه السلسلة من الفعاليات إلى مساءلة الخطابات الثقافية السائدة ومفهوم الـ"تضامن" بحد ذاته. جرى الحدث الأول من "بلا صمت" في أمستردام وتبعه حفلات في برلين ونيويورك وروتردام.

 

 

البيان‭ ‬الكامل‭ ‬لـ‭ ‬Compass Collective‭:‬

في‭ ‬حين‭ ‬نشهد‭ ‬فيه‭ ‬على‭ ‬التصعيد‭ ‬الأخير‭ ‬ضد‭ ‬الشعب‭ ‬الفلسطيني‭ ‬في‭ ‬غزة‭ ‬والقدس‭ ‬والخليل‭ ‬وحيفا‭ ‬وفي‭ ‬جميع‭ ‬أنحاء‭ ‬فلسطين،‭ ‬تدعو‭ ‬Compass Collective‭ ‬إلى‭ ‬إقامة‭ ‬سلسلة‭ ‬من‭ ‬الحفلات‭ ‬الموسيقيّة‭ ‬والأحداث‭ ‬الفنيّة‭ ‬حيثما‭ ‬أمكن‭ ‬في‭ ‬العالم،‭ ‬تحت‭ ‬عنوان ‭"‬غير‭ ‬صامت‭." ‬نشدد ‬على‭ ‬عدم‭ ‬اعتبار‭ ‬هذه‭ ‬المبادرة‭ ‬كمجرّد‭ ‬حدث‭ ‬يقام‭ ‬لمرّة‭ ‬واحدة‭ ‬فقط،‭ ‬وإنما‭ ‬دعوة‭ ‬لتنظيم‭ ‬مستمر‭ ‬ومتزامن‭ ‬مع‭ ‬القمع‭ ‬المستمر‭ ‬الذي‭ ‬يتعرض‭ ‬له‭ ‬الشعب‭ ‬الفلسطيني‭.  ‬اذ‭ ‬لا‭ ‬ينبغي‭ ‬النظر‭ ‬إلى‭ ‬ما‭ ‬يتعرض‭ ‬له‭ ‬هذا‭ ‬الشعب‭ ‬باعتباره‭ ‬مجزرة‭ ‬أو‭ ‬اعتداء‭ ‬يحصل‭ ‬لمرة‭ ‬واحدة،‭ ‬بل‭ ‬ككفاح‭ ‬لملايين‭ ‬الفلسطينيين‭ ‬في‭ ‬جميع‭ ‬أنحاء‭ ‬العالم‭ ‬المحرومين‭ ‬من‭ ‬حقوقهم‭ ‬الأساسيّة‭ ‬بشكل‭ ‬مستمر،‭ ‬بدأً‭ ‬من‭ ‬حق‭ ‬العودة‭ ‬إلى‭ ‬أراضيهم‭ ‬وصولاً‭ ‬إلى‭ ‬الحق‭ ‬في‭ ‬مياه‭ ‬الشرب‭ ‬النظيفة‭ ‬والكهرباء‭.‬

 

تهدف‭ ‬Compass Collective‭ ‬إلى‭ ‬تشكيل‭ ‬مجتمع‭ ‬عالمي‭ ‬من‭ ‬الفنانين‭ ‬والمنظمين‭ ‬المعنيين‭ ‬القادرين‭ ‬والمستعدين‭ ‬لاتخاذ‭ ‬المواقف‭ ‬وإقامة‭ ‬مثل‭ ‬هذه‭ ‬الفعاليات‭ ‬كوسيلة‭ ‬لتحدي‭ ‬خطابات‭ ‬ثقافيّة‭ ‬سائدة،‭ ‬ومساءلة‭ ‬مفهوم‭ "‬التضامن‭" ‬بحد‭ ‬ذاته‭. ‬نؤمن‭ ‬أن‭ ‬الشعب‭ ‬الفلسطيني‭ ‬ليس‭ ‬بحاجة‭ ‬إلى‭ "‬موقف‭" ‬لمساعدته‭ ‬على‭ ‬التعامل‭ ‬مع‭ ‬مصيره،‭ ‬إنما‭ ‬يجب‭ ‬علينا‭ ‬أن‭ ‬نكون‭ ‬مسؤولين‭ ‬عن‭ ‬إحداث‭ ‬تغيير‭ ‬حقيقي،‭ ‬ليس‭ ‬فقط‭ ‬من‭ ‬خلال‭ ‬اطّلاعنا‭ ‬وإدراكنا‭ ‬للوضع‭ ‬الحالي،‭ ‬ولكن‭ ‬من‭ ‬اتخاذ‭ ‬موقف‭ ‬فعّال‭ ‬يتحدّى‭ ‬ويسائل‭ ‬الإعلام‭ ‬والخطابات‭ ‬الثقافيّة‭ ‬التي‭ ‬تنظر‭ ‬إلى‭ ‬الشعب‭ ‬الفلسطيني‭ ‬–‭ ‬في‭ ‬أحسن‭ ‬الأحوال‭ - ‬على‭ ‬أنّهم‭ ‬ضحايا‭ ‬لأعمال‭ "‬سوء‭ ‬تصرف‭" ‬من‭ ‬قبل‭ ‬الاحتلال‭ ‬الصهيوني،‭ ‬والتي‭ ‬من‭ ‬خلالها‭ ‬تصبح‭ ‬معرفتنا‭ ‬وإدراكنا‭ ‬للقضيّة‭ ‬الفلسطينيّة‭ ‬مقتصرة‭ ‬على‭ ‬علمية‭ "‬عد‭ ‬للضحايا‭" ‬والاحساس‭ ‬بالغضب‭ ‬أو‭ ‬الإحباط‭ ‬عند‭ ‬حصول‭ ‬المجازر‭. ‬نحن‭ ‬على‭ ‬علم‭ ‬بأن‭ ‬ذلك‭ ‬سيحدث،‭ ‬لكننا‭ ‬نريد‭ ‬أن‭ ‬نفكر‭ ‬في‭ ‬فلسطين‭ ‬بطريقة‭ ‬مستمرة،‭ ‬ليس‭ ‬فقط‭ ‬عند‭ ‬حدوث‭ ‬الاعتداءات‭ ‬والمجازر‭. ‬بالتالي‭ ‬نحتاج‭ ‬إلى‭ ‬أن‭ ‬نتكلّم‭ ‬وأن‭ ‬نأخذ‭ ‬موقفا‭ ‬أكثر‭ ‬صلابة،‭ ‬ليس‭ ‬فقط‭ ‬من‭ ‬أجل‭ ‬الضحايا‭ ‬بل‭ ‬من‭ ‬الأجل‭ ‬الأحياء‭ ‬أيضاً‭.‬

 

أُقيم‭ ‬الحدث‭ ‬الأوّل‭ ‬من‭ "‬غير‭ ‬صامت‭" ‬في‭ ‬أمستردام‭ ‬وتبعه‭ ‬حفلات‭ ‬في‭ ‬برلين‭ ‬ونيويورك‭ ‬وروتردام،‭ ‬كما‭ ‬يجري‭ ‬حاليّا‭ ‬تخطيط‭ ‬وتنظيم‭ ‬الأحداث‭ ‬القادمة‭ ‬وسيتم‭ ‬الإعلان‭ ‬عنها‭ ‬في‭ ‬الوقت‭ ‬المناسب‭.  ‬هذه‭ ‬دعوة‭ ‬لإنشاء‭ ‬شبكة‭ ‬فاعلة‭ ‬من‭ ‬المنظّمين‭ ‬والفنانين‭ ‬والفاعلين‭ ‬الثقافيين،‭ ‬ولا‭ ‬ينبغي‭ ‬اعتبارها‭ ‬مجرّد‭ "‬ردّة‭ ‬فعل‭" ‬لما‭ ‬يحدث‭ ‬في‭ ‬فلسطين‭. ‬

لمن‭ ‬يرغب‭ ‬من‭ ‬الفنانين‭ ‬والأفراد‭ ‬المهتمّين‭ ‬باتخاذ‭ ‬موقف‭ ‬فعّال‭ ‬الانضمام‭ ‬إلى‭ ‬الشبكة‭ ‬والاتصال‭ ‬بـ‭ ‬Compass Collective‭: ‬

compass@nofuture.biz

 
Event Location: 

Zoukak Studio

506 Corniche du Fleuve River Bridge Saloumi Building, first floor
Karantina , Beirut
Lebanon
Beirut

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