Friday, 10 September 2010

JAZZA Music Festival for Gaza

Please circulate this message as far as you can. We want to pack The Scala with music lovers and people who care.
“For the musicians who support the long suffering people of Palestine, silence is simply not an option.”  Robert Wyatt 2010
JAZZA Music Festival 12 and 13 October 2010

At The Scala
275 Pentonville Road
London, N1 9NL
Tel 020 7833 2022

As a response to the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Palestine, a group of artists have for some months been planning a festival that will bring together luminaries from all areas of music to raise awareness, support and funds for the people of Gaza. As with the devastation that besets Palestine, the JAZZA Festival will not be a one-off event but will travel to international venues. Only with the final liberation of the people of Gaza will the JAZZA Music Festival stage it's final act, in Gaza itself.

Please show your solidarity and solidarity by booking tickets for and spreading the word to friends and supporters.

JAZZA Music Festival 2010 marks the official album launch of the much anticipated release of Wyatt/Atzmon/Stephen’s album "For the Ghosts Within” (Domino Records).

The concerts on both evenings will feature acclaimed vocalist - Cleveland Watkiss, Ros Stephen and the Sigamos String Quartet, and the Orient House Ensemble. Also appearing are Northumbrian folk stars The Unthank sisters, specially formed super-group the Jazza All-Stars featuring Seb RochfordPeter KingOren Marshall and Alex Garnett, virtuoso oud player Nizar al-Issa, singer-songwriters Rory McCloudSarah Gillespie, Gilad Atzmon and Palestinian hip hop artist Shathayah (Ramallah Underground)

JAZZA Music Festival is organized in association with the Free Palestine Movement, leading advocates for the humanitarian rights of Palestinians and the right of free access throughout Palestine.

Tickets GBP 20 per night.

Tuesday 12 October 2010 7:30 PM - book here
  • Nizar Al-Issa
  • Sarah Gillespie Quartet
  • The Unthanks Sisters
  • Robert Wyatt/Atmon/Stephen Album launch "For The Ghosts Within" with the Orient House Ensemblee, Sigamos Strings and Cleveland Watkiss - vocals.
Wednesday 13 October 2010 7:30 PM - book here
  • Shathayah (Ramallah Underground)
  • Rory McCloud
  • Wyatt/Atzmon/Stephen Album launch “For The Ghosts Within” with the Orient House Ensemble, Sigamos Strings & Cleveland Watkiss - vocals
  • Jazza All-Stars featuring Peter King, Seb Rochford, Alex Garnett, Oren
  • Marshall and Gilad Atzmon.

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