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Concert: Palestinian Rapper Tamer Nafar of DAM
March 22, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tamer Nafar is a musician, actor, screen-writer, and social activist. Nafar grew up in Lyd/Lod, a mixed city of Palestinian and Jewish residents, situated 20 minutes from Tel-Aviv. As a teenager, Tamer discovered hip-hop and became the world’s first Palestinian rapper. His lyrics and activities reflect the Palestinian struggle, women’s rights, and the promotion of alternative art within a conservative society. In 2000, Tamer formed the first Palestinian hip-hop group DAM, along with his brother Suhell Nafar and friend Mahmood Jrere.
Nafar has collaborated with countless local and international artists, including filmmaker Udi Aloni, and hip-hop artists like MBS, DJ MK, Dead Prez, Pharaoh Munch, Talib Kweli Mos Def and many more. DAM has also produced soundtracks for film and TV including the hit show Arab Labor and the internationally acclaimed documentary Slingshot Hip Hop. Most recently, Tamer starred in the feature film “Junction 48” directed by Udi Aloni and written by Nafar and Oren Moverman. The film won the Audience Award at the Berlin Film Festival and Best International Film in Tribeca.
For information, please visit the “Conflict over Gaza” website.
Friday, March 22 | 6:00 – 7:00pm: Gazan food reception; 7:00 – 8:30pm: concert
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center
UNC Chapel Hill