Marame Gueye looks at one of the most political hip hop
scenes in Africa, analyzing the political engagement of hip hop artists during the 2011 social protests against President Abdoulaye Wade.
free; author and Portland State University adjunct professor Walidah Imarisha will lead interactive multimedia exploration; Imarisha was a founding editor of the political hip hop
magazine AWOL and has toured internationally as part of the poetry duo Good Sista/Bad Sista; 541-682-5450 or www.
By Nancy leigh / London -- PNN -- on Saturday September 4th British-born Palestinian Political Hip Hop
artist, Shadia Mansour, was held at gunpoint airport security and intelligence officers.
Beginning with a woman in a hijab offering boiled sweets to the arriving audience, it ended with punchy political hip hop
from tracksuit-trousered Dutch rapper Bad Brya, complete with parental advisory lyrics and with numerous scarf-covered heads bobbing appreciatively in time.
Today, however, political hip hop
in the United States is as dead as disco.