PERFORMING ARTISTS KUWAIT 08-16
Edris Khamissa is a well known international educationist and trainer who has conducted workshops / seminars around the world. Edris is an excellent motivational speaker who has tremendous faith in man’s capacity to make a change. His attendees find his programmes life-changing. What permeates the workshop is his passion and commitment. His anecdotes together with his knowledge make his presentations animated and insightful.
Graffiti was often a self-glorification of one’s identity, the ‘tag’ being the focus. Mohammed began exploring simple messages which at the heart of were still – the words – but words which pointed to other than the ‘self’, with a deeper message, that was speaking to the public, and relevant to the wider society. Mohammed was recently invited by the Pope to perform at the Vatican and delivered a memorable experience for all those who attended.
MC / Host
Nour Abouzeid, a generation Y Muslim Australian, frustrated with the world and has a lot to say. Having always enjoyed English and poetry coupled with his love for hip-hop and conscious lyrics, spoken word poetry became for him the ideal artistic medium to fight misconceptions, challenge the status quo and try to assert with pride a Muslim identity.
Ashley Chin aka “Muslim Belal” is an English actor, screenwriter, spoken word performance poet and former rapper of Jamaican descent. Reverted to being a young Muslim of Islam and coming from the ghetto upbringing of the streets of London, Muslim has dazzled and shared his journey with thousands across the world with his story. Muslim spends his spare time helping the youth by giving inspiring talks and doing interactive workshops.
Naima B Robert
Na’ima B Robert is descended from Scottish Highlanders on her father’s side and the Zulu people on her mother’s side. At high school, her loves included performing arts, public speaking and writing stories that shocked her teachers! She has written several multicultural books for children and is the author of ‘From Somalia, with love’, a novel for young adults. ‘Boy vs Girl’ is her second books for teens.
At Just 19 years of age, Faisal Salah with his unique, powerful voice and thought provoking lryics narrates his journey back to islam to all. He has been known to leave crowds in awe as he tells stories of his past and emotional choices through his pieces. For someone so young he has shared the stage with many names such as, Mecca2Medina, Poetic Pilgrimage, Muslim Belal, Amir Khan and many others.
Ibrahim Jaaber is the President of Color Me Muslim that focuses on Muslim Youth and has been blessed with the opportunity to play professional basketball internationally in the best league in Europe for over 6 years. Ibrahim has also been writing and performing poetry for over 10 years using the art of spoken word as a platform to reach out to the Muslim Youth and relay the message of Islam to anyone willing to listen.
Asia Alfasi is British Libyan an award winning Manga graphic novelist who spent her formative years first in Tripoli and then in Glasgow, Scotland upon migrating there with her family. The definitive Libyan childhood, at the time, was replete with Arabic-dubbed Japanese anime based on classic novels such as Little Women and Les Miserables, all of which inspired and nurtured her love of the genre.