We Teach Life: a poetry evening with Rafeef Ziadah


On Saturday 8th April, join critically acclaimed Palestinian spoken-word artist Rafeef Ziadah in celebrating the release of her new album, We Teach Life, right here in Wellington. The evening will feature a powerful selection of Rafeef’s poetry in her signature performance style accompanied by musician Phil Monsour. Tickets for this Wellington event at Old St Paul’s church are available here.

Rafeef will be supported by huge names from the Aotearoa spoken word scene; National Poetry Slam Champions Mohamed Hassan & Te Kahu Rolleston (Ngāi Te Rangi), as well as Winara Levi (Ngāti Haua).

“Rafeef ’s poetry demands to be heard. She is powerful, emotional and political.” – Ken Loach

Rafeef Ziadah is a Palestinian performance poet and human rights activist based in London. Her performances of her poems ‘We Teach Life, Sir’ and ‘Shades of Anger’ went viral online within days of their release.

Join Peace Action Wellington and Poetry in Motion for this event in solidarity with Palestinian people and their struggle against apartheid, discrimination and colonisation, from one colonised land to another. Any proceeds above the costs of the show will go to a Palestinian organisation of Rafeef’s choice.

Doors will open at 6.30 pm and the show will start at 7.00 pm. Event running time is approximately 2 hours. The Facebook event is here. Tickets, priced from $16 unwaged to $21 waged, are available at tinyurl.com/RafeefWGTN

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