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Slingshot Hip Hop

Title: Slingshot Hip Hop
Author: Salloum, Jackie Reem
Publisher: Fresh Booza Production, Palestine
Copyright: 2009
ISSN/ISBN: 2147483647
Image/Cover: Slingshot Hip Hop
Abstract/Synopsis:

Slingshot Hip Hop weaves together the stories of young Palestnians living in Gaza, the West Bank and inside Israel as they discover Hip Hop and employ it as a tool to surmount divisions imposed by occupation and poverty.

We follow Tamer, Suhell, and Mahmoud of DAM, the first ever Palestinian Hip Hop group, from their early, awkward studio recordings, through the outbreak of the second Intifada, to fiery sold-out shows all over the world. Through DAM we meet Mahmoud Shalabi, an irreverent rapper from Akka, along with R&B singer Abeer and rap duo Arapeyat, rising female artists determined to express themselves.

Meanwhile, Mohammed, Kan-aan and Mezo of PR have begun emulating DAM. Trapped in gaza, one of the most heavily populated places on earth, PR longs to escape its confines and finally meet their fellow rappers.

From Separation Walls to gender norms, this is the story of young people crossing the borders that divide them.

Language: Arabic, English, Hebrew
Copies at the Archive: 1

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