Support The Dublin Simon Community, Cross Care & the Dublin Calais Refugee Solidarity group at the We Shall Overcome gig
With over 100 people sleeping on the streets of Dublin alone every night and up to 12% of children living in consistent poverty, the effects that austerity politics have had on a large proportion of the Irish population has been startling. The We Shall Overcome weekend (October 2nd – 4th) is both a celebration of music and culture as well as a show of support for those who are struggling to cope on the current political and financial landscape.
State.ie has teamed up with the legendary Hope Promotions (the people who first brought the likes of Fugazi, Green Day, Chumbabwamba and NOFX to Ireland) to present a night of music that unites Dublin’s punk and hip-hop communities to support three important groups – Dublin Simon Community, Cross Care and the Dublin Calais Refugee Solidarity.
From the uplifting hip-hop of Damola (part of the BackShed Inc collective) and alternative rap of Anti-One to the raging feminist punk of M(h)aol, the agit pop of Fierce Mild and the dark brilliance of Dah Jevu the bill brings together a unique selection of artists – all of whom are committed to music as a force for change.
They will be joined by DJs from Young Hearts Run Free (long time supporters of the Simon Community) and Nialler9’s Vinyl Love, whereby a variety of DJs, writers and musicians play their favourite seven inch singles.
We Shall Overcome – Hard hitting songs for hard hit people Sunday Oct 4th – The Grand Social – 5pm – 11.30pm featuring Dah Jevu / Fierce Mild / Damola / M(h)aol / Anti-One / Nialler9’s Vinyl Love / Young Hearts Run Free DJs
Entry is via cash donation and the following items:
Dublin Simon Community – female toiletries
Cross Care – non-perishable food items
All cash received will be divided between the Dublin Simon Community & the Dublin Calais Refugee Solidarity group.