USPCN presents Turath Baladna featuring 47Soul
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Three of our prominent community members and supporters would like to remind you to join us TOMORROW, Sunday, December 27th, for our annual event!

Our beloved founding member Rasmea Odeh with Christmas Greetings in
عربي Arabic and English!

Abu Ata of the 
فرقة وشاح للرقص الشعبي Wishah Popular Dance troupe in Palestine with happy tidings in عربي Arabic!

And Vivian Khalaf, who has been organizing in the Chicagoland Arab community for years, with a message for us in English!

On Sunday, December 27th, at 3 PM PT / 5 PM CT / 6 PM ET / 1 AM in Palestine, the U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN) will present Turath Baladna ("Our Country's Heritage" in Arabic), a free, end-of-year event celebrating Palestinian resistance and culture - featuring the music group originally from 1948 Palestine,
47Soul. The event will be streamed live.

(You do not need a Facebook account to access the livestream. Just go to this link to USPCN's Facebook page at the exact starting time!)

RSVP now at

The event will include the world premiere of 47Soul's new music video of its hit single, "Dabke System," followed by a live Q&A with the group members, plus live performances from oud player and composer Clarissa Bitar and poet Lubna Morrar.

47Soul is a world-renowned electronic music group of Palestinians from Jordan. Its musicians have created a unique style they call Shamstep, in which hip hop and electronica are fused with Arab-influenced melodies and styles, including Egyptian shaabi, traditional dabke dance, and the pop music of the Levant.

Currently comprised of members Tareq Abu Kwaik (El Far3i), Ramzy Suleiman (Z the People), and Walaa Sbait, 47Soul produced its debut album in 2015 and has since built a huge fan base across the global Arab diaspora.

Clarissa Bitar, a Palestinian born and raised in Los Angeles, is a master oud musician, composer, and producer whose solo album, Bayati, was released in 2019 and focuses on the Maqam Bayati, an important mode in Arab music.

And Lubna Morrar is a Palestinian organizer and spoken-word artist from Oakland, California, who performed her poetry at USPCN's national conference in 2010. She is a graduate of San Francisco State University, where she was active with its General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS).

To support USPCN's 15 years of participating in Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaigns; advocating for political prisoners, like the campaigns to defend Rasmea Odeh and #FreeKhitamSaafin; organizing tours from Palestine for the Wishah Popular Dance Troupe, Addameer's Sahar Francis, and the youngest Palestinian journalist in the world, Janna Jihad; developing our own curriculum to provide intensive political education for Arab youth and students; coordinating delegations to Palestine; and organizing in solidarity with Black liberation (police accountability and #CPACNow), workers' rights, immigrant rights, and other struggles across the U.S. - purchase raffle tickets NOW to win great prizes donated by our amazing sponsors, like the one in the image above from We Are Pali.

RSVP and invite friends and family at! We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, December 27th, at Turath Baladna with 47Soul!

Until Liberation and Return,

Gloria Imseih Petrelli
USPCN Chicago chapter co-chair
Turath Baladna event chair


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