Voices of Palestinian Futures

Artist-led Conversation, Sound Medicine, Live Music, Art Making, and Reception

Voices of Palestinian Futures

Wednesday, December 20, 2023
6:00–8:00 PM
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A future for Palestine has never been closer or more imperiled. We are at an inflection point in the Palestinian story. Our story is finally being broadcast; but where are we going from here, and what shape does our liberation struggle take moving forward?

Arab.AMP and Southern Exposure invite you into an artist-led conversation between Fadi Salah (organizer/poet), Manaar Azreik (voice/healer), Tarik Kazaleh (musician/activist), and Lara Aburamadan (photography/journalism). Join us for this evening of discussion, sound medicine, live music, art making led by Sebastian Raphael, and a light reception.

Organized by Southern Exposure, Arab.AMP, Leyya Mona Tawil, and Fadi Salah.
This program is also supported in part by The Cedar Tree Project.


Arab.AMP is a platform for experimental live art, music, and ideas from the SWANA diaspora, the region, and our allied communities. Curated by Leyya Mona Tawil, Arab.AMP celebrates the plurality of voices operating in futurism, hybrid, and transgressive forms. They produce concerts, tours, artistic commissions, gatherings, and residencies for the communities we serve. Arab.AMP is a program of Dance Elixir 501c3. 

Leyya Mona Tawil is an artist and curator working with sound, dance, and hybrid transmissions. Tawil is a Syrian, Palestinian, American engaged in the world as such. She is the director of Arab.AMP and TAC Temescal Art Center. She serves on the Curatorial Council of Southern Exposure gallery, and is a guest curator at the Arab American National Museum.

Fadi Salah is a Palestinian organizational change leader and poet based in unceded Ramaytush Ohlone land. They are a cross-movement liberation advocate and activist passionate about disrupting normative and white-supremacist narratives, spaces, and systems.

Lara Aburamadan is an independent visual artist, journalist, and co-founder of Refugee Eye organization was born in Gaza City, Palestine, and is now based in the United States.  
She holds a BA in the Faculty of Communication Sciences and Languages from Gaza University. Lara tends to embrace the human perspective through visual storytelling; her work explores the social and political narratives for refugees and marginalized communities. She captures documentary and artistic images of everyday life and excels at catching light and moments with intimacy and humanity.

Born in California and raised between working class Detroit and the constantly evolving political and cultural landscape of Oakland, Palestinian producer, multi-instrumentalist and MC Tarik “Excentrik” Kazaleh is best known for his oud and percussion-driven beats, political vitriol, and passionate lyrics. 

Manaar Azreik is a soul-centered transformation mentor, using song to lead humanity to a true realization of the divine self. Manaar utilizes spiritual body awareness from the expressive art field like dance, vocalize inner rhythms, gentle movement, sacred music, and drums.

Born and raised in Jerusalem, Sebastian Raphael has always been fascinated by colors and words. Sebastian graduated with a double major MFA in Textile Design & Art Therapy from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he pursued his passion for education in order to teach the young generation. Sebastian believes in the importance of arts to develop the behavior of future generations and to establish ways to integrate and develop society.

For more resources, visit:

Arab AMP list

Palestinian Youth Movement

Arab Resource & Organizing Center

Jewish Voice for Peace

UC Press reading list