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Rock Therapy for People of Color Workshop and Evening Show
August 14, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Islamic punk (taqwacore) pioneers The Kominas are coming to Olympia from Boston to perform a show and present a workshop on their band’s history and how their message was twisted by white, conservative media. They will also present their thoughts on the importance of creating a POC driven music scene.
Since their earliest release in 2005, The Kominas have found themselves in national controversy for singing about Muslim centric issues in a post-9/11 America. They were branded extremists, radicals, and terrorist sympathizers by conservative radio shows and blogs and were even highlighted on Fox News. However, through the controversy, The Kominas continue writing, performing and touring in hopes of making the world re-examine their bigotry and islamophobia and to create a space for Muslim individuals within music scenes across the globe, all through the medium of danceable punk, funk punjabi, and reggae.
Brought to you by The Kominas, Students Justice for Palestine, and DiY Collective.