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HipHop show in Berlin, in solidarity with the protest movement in Iran


Featuring Iranian rap star Shahin Najafi -- 18 July 2009 at Ballhaus Ost, Berlin


We cordially 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


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

Press Contact

Ms. Negar Moinzadeh

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 Jannati Ataei.

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