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EXPLORING ARABIC HIP-HOP: RANDA SAFIEH & MASTER MIMZ

14/10/2011 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Arab British Centre in partnership with Leighton House Museum:

EXPLORING ARABIC HIP-HOP WITH RANDA SAFIEH & MASTER MIMZ

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

This event is part of the Nour Festival of Arts at Leighton House Museum, 1 October to 30 November 2011.

www.nourfestival.co.uk

 

Watch Master Mimz interview and performance on BBC Arabic

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2Jci8v_dUU&feature=player_embedded]

Details

Date:
14/10/2011
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

The Arab British Centre
Phone:
+4402078321310
Website:
www.arabbritishcentre.org.uk