Amir Issaa in Concert
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6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
5045 Anthony Wayne
Detroit, MI 48202
The Italian Program in Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Irvin D. Reid Honors College present Amir Issaa in Concert on Monday, February 12, 2024 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The free concert takes place in 150 General Lectures.
Up until the age of 18, Amir Issaa went by the name of Massimo. With a more authentic Italian name, he was able to blend in with his community better. Born in Rome to an Italian mother and an Egyptian father, Issaa felt separated from his fellow citizens and what the “typical Italian” should look like. “When I look at my skin in the mirror, I see the heritage of both my mother and my father,” Issaa said. “I always felt Italian, but society did not always accept this.”
Issaa now channels this sentiment to inspire Italian individuals in similar situations while using a unique medium: hip-hop. His mission is to spread the word about the new Italy, one with diversity, inclusive immigration, and a fresh idea of what real Italians look like. “Hip-hop saved my life,” Issaa said.
So help us celebrate Black History Month with a FREE concert organized by the COnsulate of Italy in Detroit in collaboration with Wayne State University, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan.
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