Community Café: A Celebration of Freedom

Featuring: Omar Offendum, Tiraline and Los Vicios de Papá

When: June 17, 2011, DJ at 6PM, Show at 7PM
Host: Tasleem Firdausee and Special Guest DJ
Cost: $5 Suggested Donation
Where: South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL

Come explore the powerful role of music and artistic expression in movements for justice as IMAN dedicates Community Café: A Celebration of Freedom to freedom fighters across the globe.

Omar Offendum

Omar Offendum is a Syrian-American MC/Producer – born in Saudi Arabia, raised in Washington DC, and living in Los Angeles. His lyrically charged music represents the fusion of cultures and realities he experiences in his life, offering a refreshing dose of perspective. Offendum is currently hard at work promoting his debut solo release – affectionately dubbed “SyrianamericanA.”


Tiraline is an R&B group from Morocco that fuses traditional Middle Eastern beats with elements of pop and hip-hop. The four young men who comprise Tiraline formed their group in 2004 out of the Moroccan city of Safi, and since that time their music and global recognition has continually grown and evolved.

Los Vicios de Papá

Los Vicios de Papá is a high energy Latin ska fusion band with socially conscious lyrics and an enormous fan base in their hometown of Chicago. Their unique sound was born out of Chicago’s love for ska and roots reggae music. The group has toured the U.S. sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in Latin ska music.

Tasleem Firdausee

Tasleem Firdausee is a multidimensional spoken word artist, singer, writer, actor, radio host, activist and fashion designer who is also very active in women and children’s rights. She draws from her experiences growing up on the south side of Chicago, her faith and travels. She is an alumnus of Columbia College in Chicago where she studied Theater and Fashion Design.
Tasleem Firdausee

Community Cafe is supported in part by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art and One Chicago, One Nation.

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