Daily Archives: April 27, 2012

Dialogue Through Music

While browsing the internet exploring the world of Middle Eastern music, I found this article called “The Arab League of Hip Hop”. This article discusses the “political potency” of Arab Hip Hop, and its transnational existence and unity throughout the … Continue reading

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Shim al-Yasmin by Mashrou3 Leila

Mashrou3 Leila is a Lebanese band that has amassed great popularity among the more alternative music scene in the Arab world after releasing their debut album in 2009.  They are known for satirically commenting on social issues in Lebanese and … Continue reading

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I Love Hip Hop in Morocco and Cultural Appropriation

Like Charles, I also chose to look at I Love Hip Hop in Morocco.  Our class discussion about cultural appropriation really interested me, particularly how Litvin’s ideas about the appropriation of Hamlet might relate to Arab hip hop as well.  … Continue reading

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Street Jokes, Polysemy, and Intertextuality

Nukat al Shari3a (Street Jokes) is a program shown on Jordanian television that follows host Mohammed Lahham as he travels through both Palestine and Jordan asking people he meets on the street to tell him a joke. The show is … Continue reading

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Homeland Imprisoned Within Itself

Leading up to and during the Iranian Revolution, huge numbers of Iranians fled their country and moved to the West. The Iranian diaspora now has pockets throughout Europe and the US. Nowhere is the population of Iranian refugees and their … Continue reading

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I Love Hip Hop In Morocco

I Love Hip Hop In Morocco is a documentary about the first major hip hop festival in Morocco.  While the overarching theme is the creation and performance of the festival, it also focuses on individual artists and allows the viewer … Continue reading

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Beeshu- Ridicule and Revolution

Among the most interesting things I’ve come across this semester has been Top Goon: Diaries of a Little Dictator. These are very short (generally 5 minute) episodes of a show of sorts, currently being produced inside of Syria in an attempt … Continue reading

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The 99

Teshkeel Comics published The Ninety-Nine in 2007. The Ninety-Nine is a comic book featuring, for the first time a team of superheroes based on Islamic culture and religion. They embody the 99 attributes of Allah and come from 99 different countries. … Continue reading

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