- 18 Jun 20
Taking place this Sunday, June 21 at 8pm on his Instagram and Facebook pages.
Dublin rap artist Rebel Phoenix has announced an Instagram and Facebook livestream this Sunday to raise funds and awareness for the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI).
Phoenix first made a name for himself with his debut project 'R.E.B.E.L' in 2014, followed by an array of critically acclaimed albums, EPs and singles.
Rebel now splits his time between Ireland and America since being granted an 0-1 artist visa after a stint on the New York music scene.
"I have returned to the digital realm and this Sunday I’ll be using my art and platform to bring awareness and raise funds for the people here in Ireland suffering through the disgusting and inhumane system of direct provision," he wrote to his followers.
"The good folks at MASI are doing brilliant work for those dealing with the torment at the moment. I’ll be reviving a lot of my older tunes for the set this Sunday. Proper anti-establishment anthems that are more relevant now than ever, as well as the newer ones, so tune in!" he added.
"What direct provision promises its inhabitants is a fallacy. A false sense of security set up by people who don’t care about their fellow human beings."
"They claim that helping people get access to their basic human rights is the reason they exist, yet they’d rather neglect those people than actually help them," the artist continued.
"I urge you to learn as much as you can about it, as well as the multitude of other systems of corruption and greed here in Ireland and around the world. The journey of knowledge is never ending but it leads to us having more leverage when it comes time to act."
"The more we know about each other, the closer we become. We need to come together right now to help our brothers and sisters!"
There has been a wealth of criticism aimed at the controversial direct provision system, which numerous human rights organisations have spoken out against.
Last week, the draft Programme for Government between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party pledged to end direct provision within the lifetime of the next Government (five years).