Simon Shaheen

Press Release

New York, NY, November 16, 2015 – On Saturday, November 14th, nearly 400 New Yorkers packed the Verso Books Loft in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to capacity for “Palestine Calling: A Launch Party to Amplify the Cultural Boycott of Israel in NYC” (photos). The event featured rousing musical performances by eclectic artists including oud virtuoso Simon Shaheen, Suhel and Tamer Nafar of the Palestinian hip hop group DAM, Brooklyn vocalist and composer Tamar-kaliSonny Singh of Red Baraat, and Daro Behroozi of Lucky Chops. Eighty-eight artists and cultural workers at the event signed on to a New York City-focused pledge of support for the cultural boycott of Israel.

"It was really exciting to be collaborating with so many incredible musicians coming together around the common cause of justice in Palestine,” remarked Sonny Singh. “I hope this concert will inspire many other musicians and artists to join this movement for the cultural boycott of Israel."


Launch Party to Amplify the
Cultural Boycott of Israel in NYC

Suhel and Tamer Nafar of DAM, Tamar-kali,
Sonny Singh, 
Daro Behroozi
and legendary oud virtuoso
Simon Shaheen with Firas Zreik
DJ Myrto Joyce

Saturday November 14 @ 7:30PM
Verso Books Loft, 20 Jay St., DUMBO, Brooklyn