one of my favorites--unique and amazing band of musicians--
music created via live recordings in Ramallah--added to and mixed linking to musicians in North Africa and Paris-
mixes include poetry and singing of historic Palestinian Poets and singers--and Om Kalsoum--
// CHECKPOINT 303 LATEST NEWS :: :: :: :: LIVE IN AUSTRALIA
1) Spreading the noise // Checkpoint 303 live electronic sets in Australia
CP-303 announces 3 Live set in Sydney and Melbourne :
Sat. 14.06.08 :: CP-303 @ The Hutch :: The Electronic Flying Carpet Ride
CP-303 live with DJs Gemma, Stu Buchanan, Mashy P from the Uber Lingua crew & special guests. Location : 12 Hutchinson St, St Peters, Sydney. Begin: 7 pm / Cost: 6$ // more info at Uber Lingua :www.uberlingua.com
Thur. 19.06.08 :: CP-303 @ The Laundry
CP-303 live set at the weekly post-world Uber Lingua night with DJs Mondo Loco (retro Turk duo), Rashid BB, Sakamoiz, bP, VJs Square Eyes, Siadatz & Underbelly. Location : 50 Johnston St, Fitzroy, Melbourne. Begin : 7 pm // more info at Uber Lingua : www.uberlingua.com
Sat. 21.06.08 :: Icicles & Raindrops Carnival :: Melbourne Alternative Indy Festival
CP-303 will perform an electronic experimental set at this year's Icicles & Raindrops Carnival / Winter Festival
Location : 251 High Street, Northcote, Melbourne. Showtime : 8h40.
The CP-303 flyer is attached. Help us spread the word to friends in Australia.
2) Catch CP-303 On AIR in Australia
# FBI Radio 94.5 FM (Sydney)
Sat. June 14th, 12h-14h with Anna Burns. // Chat & live performance. Tune in live at www.fbi.org.au
# PBS Radio 106.7 FM (Melbourne)
Fri. June 20th, 22h-24h // The Global Urban Show with co-host Sakamoiz.
Talk and global beats from the arabic and palestinian electronic underworld, making noise for peace and justice. Tune in live at www.pbsfm.org.au
3) From Tunis to Tokyo // Checkpoint 303 live in Tunisia and in Japan this summer
Checkpoint 303 will be announcing more shows soon including a concert in Carthage (Tunisia) on June 28th. The full live CP-303 set will include SC MoCha, SC Yosh, Miss K Sushi and Mehdi Douss. The gig is part of the electronic music festival entitled «Festival Echos Sonores de Tunis » (F.E.S.T). More live CP-303 electronic sets will take place in Tokyo in August. More details soon.
4) Free Gaza Movement: www.freegaza.org :: Sailing to Gaza
Free Gaza is a direct action project that chooses nonviolent civil resistance against the unjust policies of occupation. The Free Gaza Movement is planning to break the Siege by sailing to Gaza in August to declare solidarity with the Palestinians.
Sailing to Gaza : http://www.silviacattori.net/article112.html
Current events // June 7 // Fundraiser for The Free Gaza Movement. A night of hip-hop, activism and the spoken word (Mark Gonzalez, Nizar Wattad, Omar Chakaki etc.). Side Bar, Glendale, CA 91202, USA.
For more information and donations check out the Free Gaza Movement site: http://www.freegaza.org/
5) "My Name is Rachel Corrie" now staging in Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney, Australia
(Production opened 14th May 2008)
"My Name is Rachel Corrie" is a play based on the diaries and emails of the American peace activist Rachel Corrie. Corrie was a 23-year-old American and member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) who went to aid Palestinians in the Gaza Strip during the Second Intifada. In March 2003 Corrie was killed by an Israeli bulldozer while she was attempting to block the demolition of the home of a Palestinian doctor in the Gaza town of Rafah.
More information about the play on wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Name_is_Rachel_Corrie
Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice : http://www.rachelcorriefoundation.org/
The Meaning of Rachel Corrie : Of Dignity and Solidarity, By Edward Said : http://www.countercurrents.org/pa-said260603.htm
"Democracy Now" discussion on the cancellation of « My Name is Rachel Corrie » by the NYTW : http://www.democracynow.org/2006/3/22/my_name_is_rachel_corrie_a
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