Word, Sound, Struggle


Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 5:00pm to 10:00pm


Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA


Tef Poe (St. Louis, MO)

Shadia Mansour (UK/Palestine)

Himanshu "Heems" Suri (Queens, NY)

Bambu (Los Angeles, CA)

Didi Delgado (Cambridge, MA)

Sohail Daulatzai (Los Angeles, CA)

Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed (Los Angeles, CA)

Chee Malabar (New York, NY)

Cheech Forreign (Jacksonville, FL)

Full schedule coming soon

Word, Sound, Struggle will bring together African American, Arab, Muslim, and Asian diaspora hip-hop and spoken word artists who are addressing the current climate of xenophobic, anti-Muslim, anti-Black, and global military violence. The participants will share the stage in performance, and will engage in conversation with each other and with the audience, focusing on the relationship between music, community work, and social change; the urgencies, both local and global, of the current political moment; and the role of art and music - and in particular hip-hop culture - in forging alliances and long-term political solidarity between multiple communities of color.