featuring music, poetry and satire asserting our freedom of expression
Unsponsored by Culture Bullies
and Fundamentalists of the world
WHEN: March 9, 2013 (Saturday). 6 p.m. onwards
WHERE: SPACES, No. 1, Elliots Beach Road, Besant Nagar, Chennai
Vedanth & Aditya Srinivasan
Anjana & Vedanth
Tibetan Students Association of Madras
Gnani’s Pareeksha theatre group
a 30-minute open-mic session
Justice Rocks is a copy-left initiative to invite youngsters to express themselves on issues that matter, and to use the medium of performing arts and music to challenge corporate globalisation, and discriminatory andhate politics. Justice Rocks events are usually unsponsored. Unlike sponsored events where organisers are expected to pay glowing tributes to undeserving sponsors, at Justice Rocks we lampoon our deserving unsponsors and put forth our points of view on the theme of the concert. In the past, we have held the “Don‘t Work for Dirty Dow” concert unsponsored by Union Carbide and Dow Chemical; “Lever Fever” on Kodaikanal‘s mercury pollution unsponsored by Unilever; “Chillout” on climate change unsponsored by the fossil fuel industry; and “Unclear Energy” on nuclear power unsponsored by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
This year’s Justice Rocks concert “Culture Unplugged” was triggered by a number of unfolding events — the strident responses to the Delhi rape case; Pattali Makkal Katchi’s threat to couples contemplating inter-caste marriages; the Dharmapuri violence where homes of dalits were destroyed; the ongoing repression of villagers opposed to the Koodakulam nuclear plant; the violent attack by Hindu fundamentalists on youngsters on a retreat at a Mangalore resort; the fatwa on the Kashmiri girl-rock band Pragaash by fundamentalistMuslim clerics forcing them to quit music; the increasing number of self-immolations by Tibetan monks to protest against China‘s cultural imperialism; the violent attacks on non-Sinhala ethnicities by Buddhist fundamentalist groups like Bodu Bala Sena in Colombo and elsewhere; and of course, our own Prime Minister‘s economic fundamentalism.
Join us for an evening of fun, making fun and making some sense and much nonsense of our chaotic world.
For more information, contact: Kau — 9884237457
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