Video: Culture of Resistance: Music behind colonial bars with Dr. Louis Brehony

On August 12, 2022, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network hosted a webinar with Dr. Louis Brehony, the author of “Genius in the People: On Collective Resistance and Musical Instrument Making in the Jails of the Colonizer” on Fida’ al-Shaer, Syrian musician from the occupied Golan, who built an oud while locked behind colonial bars in Gilboa prison.

Palestinian, Syrian and other Arab prisoners have always resisted behind Zionist bars. This multifaceted resistance includes a collective commitment to cultural struggle.

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The event included discussion of another event calling for an end to the blockades of Cuba and Gaza and Ghassan Kanafani’s 1936-39 Revolt in Palestine (links above).