Rafeef Ziadah

Rafeef is a Palestinian spoken word artist, academic and human rights activist based in London, UK. Her performances of poems like ‘We Teach Life, Sir’ and ‘Shades of Anger’ went viral within days of release. Her live readings offer a moving blend of poetry and music. Since releasing her first album, Hadeel – Rafeef has headlined prestigious performance venues across several countries with readings on war, exile, gender and racism. She received the Ontario Arts Council Grant from the Word of Mouth programme to create this debut album.

We Teach Life, her second album, was a powerful collection of spoken word with original music compositions, which she brings to the stage with Australian guitarist and producer Phil Monsour. She regularly conducts spoken word workshops with the aim of empowering expression through writing and performance. She was chosen to represent Palestine at the South Bank Centre Poets Olympiad in 2012. She will be releasing her latest album Three Generations at Palestine Writes festival.