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One Man’s Keffiyeh

April 18, 2011

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In the summer of 2010 I was invited to perform at a few festivals. One of the fests I was invited to drop conscious grassroots political hip-hop had me travel by bus and taxi which was no biggie for me. Despite such givens after eleven hours of straight traveling from Montreal, I finally reached the […]

The Keffiyeh – A Last Manufacturer & the Lone Fabric Standing

April 18, 2011

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Colonialism brings with it the effacement of the culture, identity and heritage of the colonized. Moreover, Foucauldian conceits aside, despite such a givens, after crossing the photography of Rebecca Fudala, I also came to realization that capitalism itself can also contribute to the effacement of a culture’s art and tradition by means of running smaller […]

eL Seed and the Palestinian Olive Tree – St-Henri Sugar Mill gets Lush Awakening

April 12, 2011

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eL Seed and I met a while ago. We actually crossed over an upcoming Montreal show being done at Sino Shop on the East side of the city. I saw the flyer and immediately hit Seed up. We met a day later in which I brought my calligraphy sketches and shared them with him on […]

Palestinian Product Review – Where in Montreal can One but them?

April 12, 2011

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As mentioned in previous articles, Palestinian fair trade products are widely available in Montreal however, the questions arise: are they worth it and where can one purchase them? To make a long story short, it is best to actually give a thorough and just review of these products before anything. Do these products give you […]

Talking to Yves – Palestinian Olive Products in the Plateau

April 11, 2011

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Brosky Style Olives As some may may know, Yves is a Brosky. Before one reads any more, one may be questioning: “well, what the hell is a Brosky exactly?” One should delve more thoroughly into the Big Brosky article on Broskies to learn more. In any event, staying on topic, Yves is one of the […]

Montreal’s Plateau and the Palestinian Olive Grove

April 11, 2011

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Olives, olives and more olives. There are so many wonderful things that can be made from olives and Big Brosky is not talking about cuisine nor rhymes. Chef Brosky and olives do go way back. There is no denying the fact that I love hip-hop and I do love olives and there is no doubt […]