Samah Sabawi: ‘When Rafeef Ziadah came to Melbourne…’

10 Mar

Samah Sabawi, Palestinian-Australian renowned playwright, author and commentator recently spoke with Kia Ora Gaza about the up-coming NZ tour by Palestinian performance poet Rafeef Ziadah:

When Rafeef Ziadah came to Melbourne, I hesitated a little about making time to attend her concert, mainly because I am a huge fan and as such I have memorized all her poetry and thought there would be nothing new for me to see or experience in her live performance that I didn’t already see and experience watching her clips online.

Boy was I wrong!

Seeing Rafeef’ live is truly profound and moving beyond anyone’s imagination.

Her powerful stage presence is fueled by the resilience and beauty of the stories she tells.

Each word she utters is conjured from a deep place in her heart, unfiltered, genuine and captivating.

A truly magnificent experience that is not to be missed.

If she is ever performing in your city, make the time to go.

Rafeef Ziadah will present her moving poems with musician Phil Monsour at the above Auckland event 6pm on Sunday 9 April (seats $30 waged, $20 unwaged), and also at the Knox Church hall, 28 Bealey Ave, Christchurch Central 7pm on Friday 7 April (free entry – koha welcome).

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