Sama’ Abdulhadi, a Palestinian DJ and music producer, is launching a new underground music platform called Resilience. To kick off the platform, two fundraising events will be held in Beirut this month, and admission is free. On April 29, techno pioneer Richie Hawtin will perform in the city for the first time since 2017. Abdulhadi will then take over the decks for an all-night-long set on April 30. Bring Back Beirut, a fundraiser that Abdulhadi supported previously, is funding this opening event.
Abdulhadi shared her thoughts about Resilience, stating that it is about finding strength within oneself to persevere despite everything seeming to fall apart. She went on to say that Resilience is a global platform designed to provide artists and creatives with a space to express themselves and tell their stories of marginalization, displacement, and oppression. Resilience aims to be a platform for expression and advocacy, amplifying the voices of individuals and communities often ignored in mainstream narratives.
Abdulhadi urged people to come together and support Beirut during these difficult times. She wants to create a space where people can come together, forget their troubles, dance, and give back to the community. Beirut has experienced a long history of instability, but it was once seen as a beacon of peace and progressivism in the region. Abdulhadi added that resilience is a necessity for people in the Middle East region who have experienced war, displacement, and corruption. Despite the challenges they have faced, they continue to fight for a better future.
Written by: Artificial Intelligence Technology