Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour was convicted by an Israeli court in Nazareth of “incitement to violence” for a poem she wrote. She spent a total of THREE years under house arrest and in prison, between October 2015 and September 2018. On December 25th, 2018 she stood before the court once again, appealing against her verdict.
A group of artists and activists issued a call inviting musicians to contribute to a digital compilation album in protest at Dareen’s conviction, called Poem On Trial. This album, in tandem with a radio broadcast with Dareen, was released on November 11, 2018.
The project aims to undermine and expose the true basis of her conviction by repeating and distributing her ‘illegal’ poem via the medium of music and art.
#poemontrial team: Meira Asher, Antye Greie, Liam Evans, Yoav Haifawi, Smadar Yaaron and Dganit Elyakim.
Produced by Meira Asher for Radioart106.
Playlist from the album #poemontrial (2018):
Isabel Nogueira – Resist them
Anne-Line Drocourt – écrivez moi en prose dans le bois d’agar
Monika Pich – For Ali
Isa Stragliati – R E S I S T S I S T E R
Ismael Gherzoul – DAREEN
Dror Feiler – Resist my people resist
Dalila Tehami – قاوِمْهُمْ يا شَعْبي
Selma Zghidi – اوِمْهُمْ يا شَعْبي
Tavishi – You are not alone
FeralMind feat. Claudia Wegener – Resist
Dixie Treichel – Resist them
Osea Merdis feat. Samira Deeb – poem on trial
AGF – RES-IST-for Dareen