Featuring Iranian rap star
Shahin Najafi -- 18 July 2009 at Ballhaus Ost, Berlin
invite you to a rap show in solidarity with the protest movement in Iran,
featuring Iranian rap star
Shahin Najafi and guests, to take place on Saturday, 18 July 2009 at 9:00 pm (doors open 8:00
pm) at Ballhaus Ost, Pappelallee 15, 10437 Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg Solidarity
contribution: 3 Euros at the door.
Shahin Najafi was
born in Iran in 1980. He dropped out of university, abandoning his studies of sociology in
order to learn about society from life rather than from books, as he would say in retrospective.
Najafi enjoyed classical guitar training and took to writing his own lyrics at a rather young age.
He played and sang in an array of Iranian underground rock bands. Najafi lives and works in
Germany since 2005. His lyrics touch upon most of the crucial issues of life in a
theocracy, such as poverty, misogyny, addiction and censorship. Najafi is keen
to clad his concise
and clear politico-philosophical messages into a smart lyrical flow.
We appreciate your
interest. You are invited to take photographs, audio or video footage of the event.
Network of Young
Iranians in Berlin
About: The Network of Young Iranians in Berlin was
founded on 13 June 2009, the day following the presidential elections in Iran
with a view on galvanising active support for the Iranian protest movement in
Germany. It is a shared platform for latest Iranian exiles, students from Iran,
second generation immigrants and their friends and supporters. Ongoing
international attention is pivotal for a fundamental democratisation and the
protection of human rights in Iran. The Network is seeking to encourage German
civil society and government officials to take a clear stance on this issue. To
that effect, it has organised a wide range of activities, including a major
rally of mainly young Iranians in Berlin on 21 June and a public video
performance on 26 June. and the first big solidarity concert in Berlin on 3 July
at Festsaal Kreuzberg, featuring renowned Iranian artists Mohsen Namjoo and Iraj