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Weekend of Global Hip Hop Events

February 27, 2013 | Comments

The second weekend of March is busy with global hip hop events in the USA. On March 8th 2013 Washington, DC, will get a taste of the Internationally Known series when Tropicalia, located at the...

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by Greg Schick (World Hip Hop Market) Hip Hop Culture is nearing its fourth decade of existence. Throughout those 40 years, main stream hip hop music has tended to be male dominated, with some notable...

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World Hip Hop Women: From the Sound Up breaks new ground by gathering top female MCs from around the world in one mix. Read the stories behind the artists below.   DJ LaJedi (Detroit, Michigan,...

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by Nora Barrows-Freeman (The Electronic Intifada) The Electronic Intifada: It’s been nearly six years since your last album [Dedication] came out, and now you have this new album, Dabke on the Moon. Talk about what’s changed from...

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Palestinian hip-hop pioneers DAM (damrap.com) released a new song and powerful video today taking aim at violence against women. In the track, “If I could go back in time” – featuring Amal Murkus – the group’s members Suhel Nafar, Mahmood...

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Some of the most exciting hip hop is coming out of the Arab world right now. Egypt based Arabian Knightz has brought together 30 (!) Arab MCs is one massive posse cut, “Unkighted States of...

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At long last, Egypt’s most prominent hip-hop group, Arabian Knightz, released its debut LP, Uknighted State of Arabia. After multiple pushbacks, censorship delays, threatening calls, trailers, promos and perseverance, the rap crew and its extensive...

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Turning Tables Opens DJ Lab in Cambodia

September 25, 2012 | Comments

Turning Tables and international NGO Skatistan are gearing up for the grand opening of their most recent project, a skatepark in Cambodia’s capital with a permanent, built-in DJ lab that will be used to connect...

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Connecting Global Voices to the Cipher

September 10, 2012 | Comments

Remixing the Art of Social Change, a Teach-In hosted by Words, Beats & Life took place on Saturday, July 7th in Washington, DC, and brought together scholars, artists and activists to discuss the role and...

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BEIRUT — In the aftermath of the killings of 108 people in the Syrian town of Houla, most of them women and children, Arab artists are starting to produce art to reflect on the massacre...

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