From protest songs to cunning social insights, humour and grief, four stellar artists come together to celebrate the power of words and meaning.


Farah Chamma
Creating a unique strand of poetry, monologue and comedy, that mixes Fus-ha (literary Arabic) and colloquial Arabic, she will be accompanied by Maruan Betawi (Oud) and Phelan Burgoyne (drums).

Dana Dajani
Award-winning Palestinian actor and writer, Dajani uses her theatrical background to give her spoken word a performative edge. With her signature style of theatrical spoken word pieces, her poems are a passionate contribution to prominent themes of our time.

Jowan Safadi
Multi-genre musician, singer, songwriter Jowan has become celebrated for his iconic strand of sarcastic protest songs, giving his work a rare and revealing edge.

Rafeef Ziadah
Renowned spoken-word artist, lecturer and human-rights activist, Ziadah will be hosting the night.

Performances will be in Arabic and English.

Supported by War on Want and SOAS Palsoc and APUK.

Suitable for ages 16+