It’s Ramadan again. And the Hilal (the crescent moon in the Islamic Calendar) is now complete after two years of Sehaq’s cheapness. Happy Birthday! Or as we say, borrowing from Islamic chants mixed with some debauchery aesthetics: “Toli3a El Rokhosou 3alayna”.
SÄYE SKYE is a transgender Iranian rap artist and LGBTQ rights activist at the forefront of a new hip-hop movement that has its basis in social consciousness. With astonishing originality, his experimental raps challenge deep-rooted stereotypes of misogyny, discrimination, and queerphobia. Since age 13, he has been crafting songs and poems that resonate deeply with people, using music as a platform for communicating truth. Säye Skye’s work is distinguished by both its mystery and infectious energy. Using the poetic language of Farsi, each song elicits an instant audience connection through its passion and pulse. From its unpredictable flow and hypnotic rhythms to its evocative lyrics, Säye Skye’s work invites listeners to question their current state of being. Säye Skye is the first person in Iran’s history to dare sing about the LGBTQ community, their existence and struggle for freedom. Releasing his first single, Säye Yek Zane Irani (Shadow of an Iranian Woman) put him at great risk for singing and advocating for LGBTQ rights in Iran, and in 2010, Säye Skye was forced to leave his home and seek asylum in Turkey, where he was granted refugee status, and moved thereafter to Toronto in March 2011.
*𝐎𝐏𝐄𝐍 𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐓𝐎 𝐑𝐄𝐅𝐔𝐆𝐄𝐄𝐒 & 𝐍𝐎𝐍-𝐑𝐄𝐅𝐔𝐆𝐄𝐄𝐒/𝐖𝐇𝐈𝐓𝐄 𝐀𝐋𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐒*
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20:00 – 22:00 : 𝙫𝙚𝙜𝙖𝙣 𝙄𝙛𝙩𝙖𝙧/𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙧 (MENU TO-BE-ANNOUNCED)
23:00 – 00:00 : 𝙎𝘼̈𝙔𝙀 𝙎𝙆𝙔𝙀 concert
00:00 – 03:00: 𝑫𝑱 𝑯𝒂𝒋𝒂𝒓 & 𝑫𝑱 𝑭𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒌𝒂
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