DUNUMS is our music, multi-media, and collaborative performance project led by Sijal Nasralla since 2009. In Arabic, "dunum" (dūnam) is an arbitrary unit of land measurement, approximately 1 Hectare, used differently to quantify space among villages throughout Palestine. A dunum can be the shrinking or exploding of space, a personal testament to the tremendous land loss and/or the emotional/material transformation brought by settler colonialism.
Based in NC, shifting players and contributors to us have recorded, performed, and created in direct response to events commonly known as "summer in Gaza" or "revolution in Syria." We envision our work and creativity as inextricable from our rooted histories in Palestine as well as our assimilations into the american south.