Hip Hop in the Middle East- who influenced who?

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Maha Kamel


Washington DC

Original Date

April 22, 2018


Music serves as an expressive platform through which to view emerging identities and ideologies. Today, hip hop is the stage where Arabs and the Arab diaspora consciousness and identity politics are being expressed. How did the art form make its way to the Arab world and what makes it unique from other Arab music? This presentation explores the history of Arab Hip Hop, Arab influences on American Hip Hop, and what the Hip Hop movement in the Middle East shows us about a changing Arab culture.

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