Poetic ( Days ) Weekend.
Presented in association with Going Down Swinging and Word Travels.
The stars have aligned to bring two days of poetry, workshops and film packed with international, interstate and local artists.
USA Slam Champion, Anis Mojgani who sold out his only Melbourne show within days at the Footscray Community Arts Centre in 2013, returns for One Night Stanza II, along with legendary US poet Buddy Wakefield, Denver native and poetry powerhouse Amal Kassir and Sydney slam guru and founder of Word Travels, Miles Merril.
Joining them on stage will be Amharic poet Helen Kassa, local legend, Jessie Giles and other special appearances yet to be announced.
Preview Screening: Zajal – The Art of the Poetic Duel Presented in partnership with Victorian Arabic Social Services’ Anti Racism Action Band, we are proud to present a preview screening of this highly-anticipated documentary about the artform of the poetic duel from it’s origin in the Middle East.
Featuring Palestinian zajjaalla Maria Abu Wasal and Australian zajaal Antoine Barsouna, Issam Melki, Charbel Beini, Nizar Ashkar, Palestinian academic and media activist Yousef Alreemawi, contemporary spoken word artists Ahmad Al-Rady, Zohab Zee Khan, Nour Abouzeid, Abdul Hammoud and Miles Merrill, hiphop artists Hugo Farrant ( of Rap News- along with Giordano Nanni and team ), Palestinian hiphop crew DAM, Morganics and Elf Tranzporter and the music of Filastine, MOnkey MArc, Elf Tranzporter, Metin Yilzac, Imad Rabeay, Amer Al-Saeedi and Rosco Heck.
WHEN: Friday 22 August, 6:30pm
WHERE: FCAC Basement Theatre
Visit the FCAC for the full program: