New Gen System Ali Tour 2021 - New Israel Fund Australia

[New Gen] Songs of Yafo: a Virtual, Musical Tour with Jewish-Arab Hip-Hop Band System Ali

Wed 8 Dec 2021 at 7pm - 8:30pm

Lord Dudley Hotel (Darcy Bar, upstairs)
236 Jersey Rd
Woollahra NSW 2025

Map & Directions

Contact Eve Altman ( 0449144255) for more information.

We’re very excited to be hosting our first Sydney in person event of the year!

When it comes to learning about the history of ancient cities in Israel, such as Yafo, there are often competing versions and debates as to which one is “the real story”. So what does it mean for one city to have competing histories? Can multiple narratives be true simultaneously? How do we even begin to navigate this complexity?

Essential to understanding, and being able to talk with a critical lens about any society (especially one as multifaceted as Israel), is the ability to understand that there is never just one story.

Join us as we explore this concept through a virtual tour of mixed Arab-Jewish city Yafo, led by multilingual and multicultural hip hop band, System Ali. This will be followed by a discussion on the complexities of holding multiple narratives when talking about the history of Israel, how that impacts our understanding of the conflict, and what it means to pursue a shared society in Israel’s mixed cities today.

Join us in person at the Lord Dudley Hotel from 7pm for food and drinks on us, before we begin the tour at 7:30pm. We will wrap up by 8:30pm.

This event is exclusively for New Gen supporters, in their 20s and 30s.

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Getting there
The Lord Dudley Hotel is a short 10 minute walk from Edgecliff train station. Some street parking is also available in the area.

Venue accessibility
The Darcy Bar (inside The Lord Dudley Hotel) is located up a short flight of stairs. Unfortunately there is no lift option to access the room.

About System Ali
System Ali is a one of a kind Hip-Hop band, composed of nine musicians who have been working together for a decade. System Ali sings in six languages: Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, Yiddish, Amharic and English – the native languages of the nine members of the ensemble.

System Ali was born in the Ajami neighborhood in Yafo as a result of the struggle for housing rights in the city. Since the band has grown to become a diverse and exceptional cultural engine to community building and social change while persistently developing community and educational activities, especially in South Tel Aviv, Jaffa and Bat-Yam. Alongside the creation of unique and pioneering music, the ensemble performs throughout the country in festivals, street parties, and community events, with special emphasis on performances in mixed cities. The band’s bi-national and multi-lingual cultural activity created an organisation deeply rooted in the communities in which it operates.