Date: June 13, 2012 (Thursday)
Time: 09:00 - 11:00 P.M.
Place: Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 (directions)
Busboys and Poets presents genre-transcending Iraqi-American musician/artist/activist Stephan Said, called “this generation’s Woody Guthrie” (Billboard) and “the troubadour of the global justice movement” (L’Humanite), plays an intimate show as part of an East Coast tour working with social change and interfaith organizations.
Stephan Said is an internationally acclaimed singer/rapper/musician, writer, and organizer known for his role in the Arab Spring and Occupy, as well as the Seattle WTO and global antiwar movements before them. An Iraqi-American with family in Baghdad and Mosul, his music fuses pop, hip-hop, rock, rap, folk and world dance musics in an infectious global sound that breaks borders lyrically and sonically and he sings in numerous languages.
His song “Aheb Aisht Al Huriyah” ("I love the life of freedom") helped build the nascent Egyptian revolution, and his song ”Take A Stand” and new album difrent:, produced by Grammy winner Hal Willner, were released with a declaration “A Song United for A Global Spring” calling for an international movement for a more equitable global economy one week before Occupy Wall St began.