Palestine in America hosts first-ever ‘Unplugged’ event
Palestine in America hosts first-ever “Unplugged” event for Palestinian American artists
Diversity of Palestinian American talent to be showcased at inaugural event
(CHICAGO, IL – 12/6/16) – Palestine in America (PiA), the first-Palestinian led magazine reporting on Palestinian American affairs, is hosting its first PiA Unplugged, an event which will feature exclusive performances and interviews with Palestinian American artists.
WHAT: Palestine in America presents: PiA Unplugged with Safi G and Aymen Trouble
WHEN: New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2016, 8:00pm – 12:00am
WHERE: Watan Studio, 7710 W 159th St, Orland Park, IL 60462
RSVP: Tickets are $10 and are limited. Food and refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, register here.
Palestinian American artists Safi G and Aymen Trouble of Dexter Danger will perform at the inaugural event. Safi G, rapper, songwriter and co-founder of the group B.A.N.D.I.T., writes music that carries an important message. Nineties hip-hop, particularly Tupac, inspired him to work on changing the rap scene by directly addressing social injustice. He has performed at universities across the Chicagoland area and has built a fanbase on social media with his self-produced videos.
Aymen Trouble, founder, singer, and guitarist of the popular San Francisco-based D.I.Y. pop punk band Dexter Danger, will perform a special acoustic set consisting of songs which span over a decade’s worth of material. In 2015, they were named one of the top five underrated bands in the US. This past year, they celebrated their 16 year anniversary by releasing a new EP titled “Lucky Strike / Hey Sunshine” featuring songs that were originally written and performed acoustically and took shape with the entire band in the studio.
Before each performance, the artists will hold exclusive interviews with PiA and attendees will be given the opportunity to participate in a Q&A. “Serving as the only Palestinian American late-night style interview and performance program, PiA Unplugged upholds PiA’s mission by putting a spotlight on Palestinian American talent.” says Adeeba Mabruk, PiA Secretary. “With the exclusive interviews being part of the program, it will give the artists a chance to intimately share their own stories and what inspires the work they do,” she said.
PiA Unplugged will bring together youth and young adults from various backgrounds to experience the vibrant culture of the Palestinian American community. With the launch of the Unplugged series, PiA plans to continue hosting the event in Chicago and cities across the United States.
CONTACT: Nader Ihmoud, Founder & Editor firstname.lastname@example.org, www.palestineinamerica.com
Palestine in America Inc NFP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating people in the United States about Palestinian-American issues through journalism and cultural events. Palestine in America hosts articles, short stories, poems and anything and everything that has to do with Palestine in the United States, produces an annual print magazine and hosts educational and cultural events.