Palestinian singer Nisreen Hajaj to be featured at Shatat Conference

nisreen hajajOrganizing Committee of the Shatat Conference is delighted to announce that Palestinian singer Nisreen Hajaj will be featured at Return and Liberation: Conference of the Palestinian Shatat in North America, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, May 3-5, 2013.

Nisreen Hajaj, is a Palestinian singer/performer who began her musical career at age 16. Nisreen is the winner of several awards including LBCI Studio El-Fan in 2006 for the Arab World Category. In 2008, she also won the Golden Medal in the FIDOF Competition on the National Lebanese Broadcasting Station. Nisreen studied five years of music at the National Lebanese Conservatory including Oriental and Modern Chanting, Byzantine and Syriac and also the ‘Oud. In 2008, Nisreen joined Ferqat Haneen Lel Ughniyah Al-Felasteeniyyah and sang for Palestine, the homeland she was deprived of. She is a member of The General Union of Palestinian Artists in Lebanon. Today, Nisreen returns to perform on stage for Palestine, and pledges that she will keep on the fight for justice through her voice and music.

To register for the conference, please visit

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April 19: Reem Kelani: Music of Resistance for Palestinian Prisoners’ Day: Vancouver

Music of Resistance: Reem Kelani 
Friday, April 19, 7:00pm, Rhizome Cafe, 317 East Broadway, Vancouver
(unceded Coast Salish territories)


Marking Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, commemorate Palestinian cultural resistance with art and music, featuring the song of Palestinian singer and musician Reem Kelani.

Presented by the Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign, organizing in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for liberation and self-determination, and to support the Palestinian call for international boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) of Israel. Endorsed by the Canada Palestine Association, Conference of the Palestinian Shatat in North America, Independent Jewish Voices – Vancouver

$10 suggested donation, but no one turned away for lack of funds


April 20: Fundraising dinner – Remember Palestine: Bellevue, WA

With all the calamities facing the Middle East these days, the Palestinian one has the biggest impact. Remember Palestine!

Don’t forget our brothers and sisters in Palestine. Palestinians still live under Israeli occupation are their situation is still dire.

Please join us for a fundraising dinner to benefit our brothers and sisters living under occupation.

When: Saturday, April 20th, 5pm
Where: Red Lion Hotel Bellevue

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Please contact Samir(sarhans@gmail.comdirectly for tickets and more information.