blog devoted to arab hip-hop / challenging stereotypes of arabs&muslims
a fierce, at times funny, response to busta's ignant "ay-rab money" (h/t rachel) :: lyrics & zshare link here :: someone pllllzzzz make sure that busta hears this
Dailymotion – 100% Arabica (1997) Part 1, a video from salimawahrania. 100, arabica, Cheb, Khaled, oranpart 1 of 2 part upload of 1997 film about maghrebi migrant life in a paris suburb, starring cheb khalid (h/t jace) :: from imdb — "the movie takes place in a poverty-stricken, rent-controlled neighborhood on the outskirts of Paris. Algerian immigrants, many of whom are in France illegally, the place has earned the nickname of '100%Arabica'. It's a rough neighborhood – crime is rampant, gangs of juvenile delinquents roam the streets, and the police are afraid to patrol the area. When the out-of-touch mayor decides that he wants to restore order to the area, he offers a subsidy to Slimane, the imam of the local mosque. If Slimane can get people off the streets, the mayor will continue the payments. Soon the byways of 100%Arabica are almost peaceful – but not because of something Slimane has done. The reason is that a new Rai Band, Rap Oriental, has taken the neighborhood by storm"
interesting youtube "intervention" at work here: "I love Dancehall,,,,,,I am a proud Bati Bwoy, and Chi Chi man. And the collective community of Gay is everywhere. You cannot escape it, so just stop hating and treat us with respect. We aint trying to hurt nobody. So that is why I want to dance like a Dancehall Queen, cuz I aint scared and so I can ruffle some feathers and making people think about how Homophobia is causing AIDS all over the world, but especially Jamaica…" (h/t xtina)
yet another article on homophobia in JA — and the effects on AIDS/HIV outreach
videyoga :: (via illuminarcy)
Sundance – Waahli aka Wyzah from Noé Sardet on Vimeo.
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big up the montreal connex! the narcisist is wicked.
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