Lajee Centre is a group of Palestinian musicians and dancers from the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem, in the West Bank who are currently visiting Ireland on a 10-day cultural tour.
The traditional musicians and dancers’ tour starts tonight at Liberty Hall in Dublin before travelling to Cork, Limerick, Kildare and Galway. The group will be meeting the Lord Mayor Of Cork and Áras an Uachtaráin during their trip which also features some demonstrations of their dancing on Grafton Street.
Their trip will culminate on Thursday September 22nd at the Workman’s Club with a gig hosted by MayKay (Fight Like Apes/ Other Voices) and Ainle Ó Cairealláin (ACLAÍ) which is set to feature some prominent Irish musicians & DJs to be announced shortly who will play alongside the Lajee Centre. All ticket sales from the show will go directly to the Lajee Centre.
Here’s Lajee’s series of events in Ireland:
|Wednesday Sept 14||8pm||Liberty Hall, Dublin – An evening of music and dancing from Palestine and Ireland.|
|Thursday Sept 15||6pm||Outdoor performance at Grafton Street by Lajee Dabke dancers. Free event.|
|Saturday Sept 17||10:30am||Newbridge, Kildare – Kildare County Council official reception for Lajee tour and GAA hurling demonstration. Free event.|
|Saturday Sept 17||7:30pm||Nano Nagle Theatre, Presentation Primary School, Ballyphehane, Cork – An evening of music and dancing from Palestine’s Lajee Centre. SOLD OUT|
|Sunday Sept 18th||1:00pm||Fitzgeralds Park, Mardyke, Cork. Outdoor performance by Lajee Dabke dancers. Free event.|
|Wednesday Sept 21||7:30pm||Town Hall Theatre, Galway. An evening of music and dancing from Palestine and Ireland. El-Hurriyah Palestine|
|Thursday Sept 22||6:30pm||Lajee Cultural Tour final night: Music & Dance from Palestine & Ireland @ Workman’s Club, Dublin.|
Direct donations can be made to the Lajee Centre here: https://lajee.org/donate/