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OUR EVENTS

 

JOIN ONE OF OUR NEW EVENTS IN BERLIN, SARAJEVO, & ONLINE IN 2017! We have already produced events including the Mogadishu Music Festival (Somalia 2013), Journey of Peace Festival (Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya 2013), Sound Central Festival (co-producer, Afghanistan 2011), the Afghan Rock Bunker Concert (New York 2011), the Columbia University Humanitarian Simulations (New York 2009-2010), to the Humanitarian Bazaar Video Production Workshops (Bosnia, Austria, Netherlands 2013-2017). If you would like to book us to produce or take part in your event, let us know at Humanitarianbazaar@gmail.com. Here’s our calendar and event history: 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017

Berlin, Germany  |  Workshop: Designing International Projects & Writing Grants: An Introduction. We will talk about the range of projects from international emergency response to making films to running a cafe, showing how people create successful projects. We’ll look at examples including running a rock festival in Afghanistan and making a feature film in East Africa. Location: Berlin, Germany. Trainers/Speakers: Daniel J Gerstle, featuring others to be confirmed. 10am-5pm, exact location to be announced via rsvp.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017

Berlin, Germany  |  Workshop: Managing Emergency Response & Refugee Services: An Introduction. We’ll run role play scenarios asking, What would you do to solve this emergency? And then after discussing the best course, we’ll teach you how the experts solved things. We’ll look not only at the Syria and Iraq crisis but also at the war in eastern Ukraine, and how these crises affect Europe. Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzgovina. Trainers/Speakers: Daniel J Gerstle, featuring others to be confirmed. 10am-5pm, exact location to be announced via rsvp.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017

Berlin, Germany  |  Workshop: Producing Documentary Film. Featuring behind the scenes of our film, Live from Mogadishu, and series Journeys on the Edge. Trainers/Speakers: Daniel J Gerstle, featuring others to be confirmed. 10am-5pm, exact location to be announced via rsvp.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 2017

Berlin, Germany  |  Workshop: Post-Production & Film Editing. Featuring behind the scenes of our film, Live from Mogadishu, and series Journeys on the Edge). Trainers/Speakers: Daniel J Gerstle, featuring others to be confirmed. 10am-5pm, exact location to be announced via rsvp.

 

LATE JUNE 2017

Amsterdam, Netherlands.  |  World Premiere event for Matar Production’s Film, SYRIAN METAL IS WAR. After a long tough journey, filmmaker Monzer Darwish, supported by writer Sam Zamrik with creative advice from HB founder Daniel J Gerstle, will premiere the feature documentary which tells the story of how Syrian heavy metal musicians struggled to survive the civil war. The film features Fadi Massimiri (Nethereon, Eulen), Rawad Messih (The Hourglass, Rasas), Adel Saflou (Ambrotype, Rasas), Bashar Haroun (The Orchid, Reaction, U.Ground Studios), and more.

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SUMMER/ AUTUMN 2017

Mogadishu, Somalia & Nairobi, Kenya.  |  World Premiere events for our film, LIVE FROM MOGADISHUSecurity Note: With ongoing war and threats to our team in the region, we will premiere the film entirely through surprise events produced with local partners. More importantly, we are proud to world premiere this film with at-risk youth in the refugee camps, slums, and streets of Mogadishu, rather than saving it for an upscale gala! Press who want to see the world’s first stealth film premiere from the inside, or interview us about it, contact us at Humanitarianbazaar@gmail.com. Featuring the story of Somali hiphop group Waayaha Cusub and their international alliance, the film tells the story of how musicians risked their life to run the Mogadishu Music Festival to try to persuade youth in Somalia to turn away from extremism and help end the war. Dates and locations to be announced soon! Details and most up-to-date schedule at our film website, Live from Mogadishu.

 

PAST EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

 

SUNDAY 30 APRIL 2017

Sarajevo, Bosnia  |  Workshop: Post-Production & Film Editing. Featuring behind the scenes of our film, Live from Mogadishu, and series Journeys on the Edge). Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Trainers/Speakers: Daniel J Gerstle, featuring Johanna-Maria Fritz and others to be confirmed.

 

SATURDAY 29 APRIL 2017

Sarajevo, Bosnia  |  Workshop: Producing Documentary Film. Featuring behind the scenes of our film, Live from Mogadishu, and series Journeys on the Edge. Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Trainers/Speakers: Daniel J Gerstle, featuring Johanna-Maria Fritz and others to be confirmed.

 

FRIDAY 28 APRIL 2017

Sarajevo, Bosnia  |  Workshop: Project Design & Grant Writing. We will talk about the range of projects from international emergency response to making films to running a cafe, showing how people create successful projects. We’ll look at examples including running a rock festival in Afghanistan and making a feature film in East Africa. Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzgovina. Trainers/Speakers: Daniel J Gerstle, featuring Johanna-Maria Fritz and others to be confirmed.

 

THURSDAY 27 APRIL 2017

Sarajevo, Bosnia  |  Workshop: Protecting Civilians in War. We will start in Sarajevo’s old town, then walk the front line areas from Skenderija to Kovacici to Grbavica and discuss how internationa civilian protection efforts have evolved since the Bosnian War 1992-5 up to the Syria & Iraq Wars 2017. Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzgovina. Trainers/Speakers: Daniel J Gerstle, featuring Faruk Vreto, Brother Barisa, Elmira Kulasic, Johanna-Maria Fritz and others to be confirmed.

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DECEMBER 28, 2016

Leipzig, Germany.  |   Friends of Somalia Leipzig presents an Evening with Somali Hip Hop-Against Violence group, Waayaha Cusub, along with the first preview test screening of our film, LIVE FROM MOGADISHU. About sixty guests gathered to watch sections of the film, give feedback, and then have a chance to talk with and make music with Somali legends, Waayaha Cusub, who star in the film.

 

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.  |  The Cedar presents Somali Hip Hop-Against-Violence Group, Waayaha Cusub. HB supported Waayaha Cusub and The Cedar in running three live events and a media campaign with the Somali community of Minnesota.

 

OCTOBER 2014–DECEMBER 2016

Much has happened with Humanitarian Bazaar! Mostly field work on our War Survivors Advisory civilian protection project, Refugee Advisory project, and post-production of our films and series. But we will add these highlights to the timeline here very soon! Got behind on web editing but working on it now. Thank you for your support and patience! Peace, love, and amplifiers!

 

SEPTEMBER 28, 2014

WORKSHOP ON PRODUCING DOCUMENTARY IN TOUGH SITUATIONS, ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. 11am-530pm, Sunday Sep 28, 2014 | RSVP for address to Humanitarianbazaar@gmail.com | 30 euro donation, or equivalent trade | Humanitarian Bazaar & Minding Development present a crash course on making media in war, disaster, and complex ethical situations.

 

SEPTEMBER 28, 2014

FILM PREVIEW SCREENING / Q&A: LIVE FROM MOGADISHU, ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. 730pm-930pm, Sunday Sep 28, 2014 | RSVP for address (same as above) to Humanitarianbazaar@gmail.com | 10 euro donation | We’ll give you a rare look inside our film, LIVE FROM MOGADISHU and ask for your feedback to shape the final version of the film. The workshop and film screening are separate, so come to one, the other, or both. Film director Daniel J Gerstle will be on hand to answer questions. We may also have guests who starred in the film.

 

SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

MASTERPEACE CONCERT FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Humanitarian Bazaar will be supporting our partners Somali hiphop-against-violence group Waayaha Cusub at this historic concert. Here’s how MasterPeace describes it: MasterPeace is organizing a mesmerizing heart-warming peace concert on Sunday 21 September 2014 where artists from major conflict areas in the world will perform together at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Together, they will demonstrate that sustainable solutions can only come by stopping armed conflicts. Together, they will put aside their differences, and give voice to what connects us: Music above fighting.

 

AUGUST 16, 2014

WORKSHOP ON PRODUCING DOCUMENTARY IN TOUGH SITUATIONS, VIENNA. AUSTRIA. 11am – 6pm, Sat August 16th, 2014  |  Cost: 30 euro or more donation to our film and counter-violence project in Somalia, or equivalent volunteer time. Humanitarian Bazaar & Minding Development presebt a crash course on making documentary films. We’ll give you a rare look inside our film, Live from Mogadishu.  

 

AUGUST 3, 2014

WORKSHOP ON BUILDING CAREERS IN CRISIS RESPONSE, SARAJEVO, BOSNIA. 11am – 5pm, Sunday August 3rd, 2014  |  Cost: $20/30km cash or online, or trade volunteer time  |  PLEASE RSVP at Humanitarianbazaar@gmail.com  |  Crash Course on Humanitarian Aid, Human Rights, and Peacebuilding, including “Triage and Consequences”: A Crisis Response Training Simulation. 

 

JULY 25, 2014

AFRO-ASIA CONCERT FOR PEACE, NAIROBI, KENYA. AFRO-ASIA, Originally kicked off after Peace Advocate Musicians JAHM and AFRO SIMBA met during their performances at the Mogadishu Music Festival, which was part of the Somali Sunrise Concert Tour For Peace, in March of 2013. JAHM (Philippine Reggae-World Music Artist) and AFRO SIMBA (Kenyan Ska-Mijikenda Fusion Band) will be collaborating once again! And this time there will be special guest performers that will be revealed on the event itself.  We will be screening the trailer of the film documentary about the Mogadishu Music Festival. “LIVE FROM MOGADISHU” by Humanitarian Bazaar.

 

APRIL 30, 2014

LIVE FROM MOGADISHU FILM PROMOTIONAL EVENT, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, OXFORD, UK. Humanitarian Bazaar/Frontline Records, in association with the Oxford Africa Society, invites you to join them for ‘Live from Mogadishu’, a discussion and screenings about how musicians wield live heavy music to persuade youth away from extremism and violence and help people cope with trauma in Somalia, Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

 

APRIL 24, 2014

LIVE FROM MOGADISHU FILM PROMOTIONAL EVENT, SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL & AFRICAN STUDIES, LONDON, UK. 730-900pm  |  Humanitarian Bazaar/Frontline Records, in association with the SOAS Music Society, invites you to join them for ‘Live from Mogadishu’, a discussion and screenings about how musicians wield live heavy music to persuade youth away from extremism and violence and help people cope with trauma in Somalia, Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

 

MARCH 20, 2014

LIVE FROM MOGADISHU FILM PROMOTIONAL EVENT, THE MOSAIC ROOMS, LONDON, UK. 730-900pm  |  We’re running full speed toward the launch of our pr campaign to promote our coming feature documentary film, Live From Mogadishu, as well as Humanitarian Bazaar‘s overlapping Frontline Records project aimed at support tough music in tough places across the Middle East, West Asia, and Africa. First event in the series is in London this Thursday March 20th, heading toward the film’s world premiere in May 2014.

 

DECEMBER 27-31 2013

JOURNEY OF PEACE FESTIVAL “MUSIC-AGAINST-EXTREMISM,” DADAAB REFUGEE CAMPS, KENYA. Over a week’s time, Somali hiphop-against-violence group Waayaha Cusub, co-produced by Humanitarian Bazaar, performed concerts, speaking events, youth outreach, and a radio show aimed at sharing music and an open microphone to help persuade youth to rebuild Somalia and Kenya and turn away from violence and extremism. Find out more at Somalisunrise.org and Livefrommogadishu.com.

 

SEPT 28-OCT 4, 2013

HUMANITARIAN BAZAAR VIDEO PRODUCTION WORKSHOP, SARAJEVO, BOSNIA. We gathered a small group in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina, to hone skills on video production, including a practicum filming in nearby Mostar and Pocitelj.

 

AUGUST 2013 – JULY 2014

HUMANITARIAN BAZAAR NIGHTS ACOUSTIC JAMS, BASCARSIJA, SARAJEVO, BOSNIA. Every week or two, sometimes twice in a week, we hold acoustic jam parties at Cafe Bolero in Bascarsija, the old town of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina. If you would like to headline a small show or join us, let us know at Humanitarianbazaar@gmail.com.

 

APRIL 3, 2013

RAP AGAINST WAR CONCERT, SERENDI, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA. Featuring Waayaha Cusub and Afro Simba Band performing in a prisoner of war camp in war time Mogadishu, Somalia, April 2013. We produced what was probably our scariest and most successful project, a rap concert, performing with lyrics in Somali about turning away from violence, with captured and defecting Al Qaeda and Shabab extremist fighters and child soldiers in Mogadishu during the war. Find out more at Somalisunrise.org.

 

MARCH 27-APRIL 4, 2013

MOGADISHU MUSIC FESTIVAL, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA. Featuring Waayaha Cusub, Afro Simba Band, and international guests, Mogadishu, Somalia, March-April 2013. We produced the most ambitious music festival in recent history, bringing Somali and international performers to war torn Mogadishu to persuade youth to turn away from extremism and violence. The six concerts brought in 2,000 audience during high security conditions. The shows starred Waayaha Cusub (Somali hiphop featuring Falis Abdi, Digriyow Abdi, Lihle Muhdin, Burhan Ahmed Yare, and Shiine Akhyaar), Kombo Chokwe & Afro Simba Band (Kenya), Alsarah (Sudan/USA), Ariana Delawari & Band (USA/Afghanistan), DZA the Dissenter (Sudan), Jahm-Eye (Philippines Mindanao), and more. The festival, the world’s second “stealth” music festival after Sound Central (below), is depicted in our coming feature-length documentary film, Live from Mogadishu. Find out more at Somalisunrise.org.

 

AUGUST 2012-DECEMBER 2013

SOMALI SUNRISE CONCERT TOUR FOR PEACE. Featuring Waayaha Cusub, K’naan, and international guests, United States, United Kingdom, Kenya, August 2012 – December 2013. Find out more at Somalisunrise.org.

 

DECEMBER 9-15, 2012

KWANI LITFEST, NAIROBI & EASTLEIGH, KENYA. We facilitated Somali hiphop group Waayaha Cusub to perform four shows as part of the Kwani Litfest in Nairobi, Kenya. Somalisunrise.org.

 

AUGUST 28, 2012

DRUMS NOT GUNS featuring K’NAAN, WAAYAHA CUSUB, & UPPANOTCH, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, USA. As part of Waayaha Cusub’s Somali Sunrise Concert Tour for Peace, we rallied with host Toni Blackman, at 285 Kent, Brooklyn. Waayaha Cusub featured Shiine Akhyaar, Hodan Abdirahman, Dalmar Yare, Barkhadle Arte, and Abbas Hirad. Somalisunrise.org.

 

AUGUST 24, 2012

SOMALI SUNRISE TOUR PREMIERE @ KENNEDY CENTER featuring WAAYAHA CUSUB, WASHINGTON, DC, USA. The John F. Kennedy Center hosted our tour as the first Somali performing act, at the Millenium Stage, to a packed house. Waayaha Cusub featured Shiine Akhyaar, Hodan Abdirahman, Dalmar Yare, Barkhadle Arte, and Abbas Hirad. Somalisunrise.org.

 

OCTOBER 20, 2011

GLOBAL CLOSING NIGHT OF SOUND CENTRAL FESTIVAL FOR AFGHANISTAN, BROOKLYN, NY, USA. Featuring performances by Religious to Damn, Opal Onyx, and Puta de Cava, we rallied in Brooklyn to celebrate solidarity with Afghanistan’s new generation of rock and alternative musicians who had just completed the historic Sound Central Festival in Kabul. Soundcentralfestival.com.

 

SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 6, 2011

SOUND CENTRAL FESTIVAL IN AFGHANISTAN, KABUL, AFGHANISTAN. Featuring District Unknown, White City, and Afghan and international guests, September-October 2011. Combat Comms, led by Travis Beard, worked with Afghanistan’s first four post-Taliban rock bands Morcha, Kabul Dreams, District Unknown, and White Page, as well as expat band White City, and created the country’s first rock, alternative, and Central Asian music festival. It was also the world’s first “stealth” music festival. Humanitarian Bazaar, then known as HELO Magazine, produced the global opening and closing night events in New York, then came to Kabul to help bands District Unknown and White Page begin promoting their work globally. Find out more at SoundCentralFestival.com.

 

SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

AFGHAN ROCK BUNKER CONCERT, BROOKLYN, NY, USA. Featuring Acrassicauda, Gato Loco Coconino, Yula Beeri, and more, September 2011. We helped launch the Sound Central Festival (above) with a global opening night in Brooklyn, New York, in which we created a war bunker out of The Hive NYC, a warehouse studio, and had performances from Gato Loco Coconino and Yula & The Extended Family, and speeches on music freedom from Acrassicauda, The Casualty Process, and Sahar Muradi. Find out more at SoundCentralFestival.com.

 

AUGUST 1, 2009

FOUNDING OF HUMANITARIAN BAZAAR (FORMERLY KNOWN AS HELO MAGAZINE), BROOKLYN, NY, USA.