Rafeef Ziadah ‘deeply moved’ packed Christchurch audience

8 Apr

Palestinian poet Rafeef Ziadah with guitarist Phil Monsour performing in Christchurch last night.

Palestinian poet Rafeef Ziadah and musician Phil Monsour performed to a packed auditorium in Christchurch last night – the first show of their New Zealand tour.

Event organiser John Minto described the event as a “fantastic evening” with a “full house and incredible performances.” He said the “audience was deeply moved and everyone was thrilled to have been there.”

Well-known NZ poet, Mohamed Hassan, who also performed, later reported “a really good turn-out tonight and a beautiful show” and “Rafeef and Phil were stunning” presenting a “hearty” performance.

Rafeef and Phil join Mohamed and other local poets at their Wellington event tonight at the Old St Pauls venue, 34 Mulgrave St, Thordon from 7pm. Tickets at the door: $20 waged, $15 unwaged.

Their Auckland show will include a whakatau welcome and the world premiere performance by the ‘Philistia Dabke Squad’ dance troupe at the magnificent Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland Girls Grammar School, Howe St, Freemans Bay – starting at 6pm on Sunday evening 9 April. Tickets available at the door: $30 waged, &20 unwaged. Free off-street parking.

Listen out for Kim Hill’s interview with Rafeef on her ‘Saturday’ show on RNZ National Radio programme this morning.


2 Responses to “Rafeef Ziadah ‘deeply moved’ packed Christchurch audience”

  1. Kieran Kelly April 8, 2017 at 9:50 am #

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  2. bill hanna April 9, 2017 at 10:37 am #

    I am so proud of all you Ch.Ch.People who attended the concert ,It shows how we as NZers are aware of the deep & disturbing conditions happening in the Middle east. My heart goes out to all Palestinian people , I pray the world sees séance & peace comes to all of the Middle east.

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