Further thoughts on the cultural labor of poetry and art. Not merely "is it good?," but "what has it accomplished?"...reviews of recent poetry collections; selected poems and art dealing with war/peace/social change; reviews of poetry readings; links to political commentary (particularly on conflicts in the Middle East); youtubed performances of music, demos, and other audio-video nuggets dealing with peaceful change, dissent and resistance.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
DAM's "Born Here": Palestinian Hip-Hop
Palestinian-Israelis, Israeli-Arabs, DAM, hailing from the impoverished Arab environs of Lod, are one of the most important Palestinian hip-hop groups around. It's no mistake that Palestinian youth have adopted hip-hop as a mode of artistic and political expression, given the sympathies between their own experience as an oppressed minority within Israel. Tip of the cap to Sean Thomas Dougherty, for spreading the clips to his minions.
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