2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: The Color Agent Present The New Is Now!

Silvana Imam

Saturday, March 19
1:00AM - 1:50AM

Tap Room at The Market
319 Colorado St


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In December 2013, in Stockholm’s suburb of Kärrtorp, a group of neo-Nazis attacked an anti-racist demonstration, held in response to a spate of swastika graffiti that had appeared in the area. A week later, rapper Silvana Imam took part in a rally protesting the attack. She performed a verse from "Tystas Ner," a track that takes on the rightwing Sweden Democrats (SD) with lyrics about “Nazis sitting in Parliament.”

Imam, a feminist, lesbian, anti-racist rapper who was born in Sweden to a Lithuanian mother and Syrian father, has been making waves there over the past few years for her uncompromising lyrics: “You say my love is breaking the law/I say you have super thin dick/Go kiss your fucking swastika” she raps on “Imam Cobain.” Her most recent EP, När Du Ser Mig • Se Dig quotes Judith Butler’s gender theory (“gender is a kind of imitation for which there is no original”); calls out racial discrimination in the labor m...

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Stockholm, SWEDEN
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