Naima Shalhoub sings Ferguson-Gaza Blues.

Posted: January 26, 2015 in Call to Action, for your reflection, Justice, Solidarity

I came across this powerful song today while scrolling around. Please share it.

Info on this song from You Tube

“I wrote this song in August for the people in Ferguson, Gaza and elsewhere rising up against horrific racial injustice, and for those that continue to grieve, rage and rise. As an artist I’d like to make it clear that the tragedies in Ferguson and Gaza are not isolated nor limited to these regions, but are parts of a greater evolution of racism that continues to isolate, confine and destroy lives and communities. Resistance and resilience of the people are not new either, but are hopefully making an impact that is is received differently today because of the daily struggle that has been happening for years prior.”

This video captures the first live performance of this song on November 28, 2014 at The Sound Room in Oakland, as well as various clips from moments in Gaza, Ferguson, Oakland, and elsewhere.

Written and sung by Naima Shalhoub,,…

Bouchaib Abdelhadi – Oud

Jeremy Mitchell – Drum kit

Timothy Wat – Piano

Video editing and music performance filming by The Pixel Pushrs

Film clips from various sources.

Check out the interview with Ms. Shalhoub Here.


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