March 31, 2011, 5:30pm
Human Writes Project/Mideast-LA Concert
Presenter: Omar Offendum, Mark Gonzales, Nizzar Wattad
Location: Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum and St. Mary's Parish Hall
March 31, 2011: Spoken Word in Philadelphia

Al-Bustan and University of Pennsylvania are pleased to host artists

OMAR OFFENDUM, MARK GONZALES, and NIZAR WATTAD

for a thought-provoking and entertaining day in West Philadelphia.

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BROOKLYN BEATS TO
BEIRUT STREETS

The Human Writes Project

Through spoken-word and rhyme, Offendum, Gonzales and Wattad present a unique take on identity, pop culture, and growing up “other” in America. They each trace their development alongside the birth and growth of Hip-Hop and invite audience members to participate in a discussion.

Time: 5:30-7pm
Location: Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology – Rainey Auditorium, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia
Free Admission

More information:
http://albustanseeds.org/m usic/2011/02/spoken-word-h ip-hop-in-philadelphia/

MIDEAST l LA
A Hip-Hop Concert

Join us for a night of bombastic beats and rambunctious rhymes, with a performance by hip-hop artists Ragtop of the Philistines and Omar Offendum of the Nomads together with poet Mark Gonzalez.

Time: 9:30-10:30pm
Location: St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 3916 Locust Street (enter from back courtyard)
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, the Penn Museum, the Greenfield Intercultural Center, Penn Arab Students Society, Penn For Palestine, United Minorities Council, Race Dialogue Project, MEChA and the Middle East Center