Unreal City 1: Jerusalem

She smoothes her hair with automatic hand,
And puts a record on the gramophone

Who are these hooded hordes swarming
Over endless plains, stumbling in cracked earth
Ringed by the flat horizon only
What is the city over the mountains
Cracks and reforms and bursts in the violet air
Falling towers
Jerusalem Athens Alexandria
Vienna London

Featuring the Palestinian DJ Sotusura on the turntable, Unreal City 1: Jerusalem will feature old Arabic classical music from the last 100 years and old school hip-hop and trap music from more recent years with tracks from Daboor & Shab Jdeed (Palestinian rappers), Sabreen (1980s Jerusalem), Kamilya Joubran, Odeh Tourjam, Jamal Moughrabi and Issa Freij.  This performance evokes the line in the poem, And puts a record on the gramophone, and is the first of five performances that feature music with leitmotifs of one of the five cities featured in The Waste Land. All the performances will take place in St Clement Eastcheap which is the home of the Amos Trust, a creative human rights organisation committed to justice worldwide, building hope and bringing about positive change, especially in Palestine.


DJ Sotusura

DJ Sotusura


St. Clement Eastcheap

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