The Arab British Centre in partnership with Leighton House Museum:
As a musical genre, hip-hop is renowned for its political agenda and hard-hitting lyrics. More familiar through its association with the struggle for African- American rights, it now plays an important role in contemporary developments across the Middle East. This special event sees music theorist Randa Safieh consider the place of Arab inspired hip-hop today and accompanying performances by the rapper Master Mimz (Myriam Bouchentouf).
Randa Safieh is a full-time secondary-school music teacher and music ethnomusicologist specialising in hip-hop from the Arab world (specifically Palestinian hip-hop).
Master Mimz is a London based Moroccan rapper who has built up a wide following through her performance of hip-hop tracks at London clubs. In February 2011, she released the Egyptian revolution anthem ‘Back Down Mubarak’ which brought her worldwide attention.
Friday 14 October
7.00 – 8.00pm (Doors open 6.30pm)
Free event. Booking essential on 020 7471 9153
Watch Master Mimz interview and performance on BBC Arabic[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2Jci8v_dUU&feature=player_embedded]