Artists for Peace – Shadow Ban This!

In response to the international paralysis and inaction surrounding the tragedy unfolding in Gaza, many artists are taking action. "Artists for Peace - Shadow Ban This" is part of this movement, with a first initiative last November in Dubai, on Alserkal Avenue at the Fridge, and a second on 21 January. Around twenty artists performed to raise funds for various NGOs helping victims in Gaza, Sudan, Congo and Armenia. Mural paintings, concerts, dances... all artistic forms were welcome. The festival featured film-maker Rahmeh Alhyari ("Voices from Gaza"), as well as musicians Abri, Noon and Amjad Shakir. Nima Elnour, Enas Suleiman and Yusra Yussif read poetry with an Armenian music group.