Music

Mic Check

 
World Premiere
 
Sat, Mar 9, 2013
  • 7:30PM
 
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE:  Starts at $16
SINGLE TICKET PRICE:  Starts at $20
 
 
 
 
 
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Hip-Hop from North Africa and the Middle East
Produced by BAM

From the recent revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East, rappers have emerged as torchbearers of the movement’s progressive energy and restless defiant spirit. For Mic Check: Hip-Hop from North Africa and the Middle East, BAM brings together a host of these intrepid anthem writers—Amkoullel (Mali), Deeb (Egypt), El Général (Tunisia), Shadia Mansour (Palestine/UK)—alongside more traditional musicians Brahim Fribgane and Yacouba for an evening of contemporary music born from radical social and political change.

Featured Artists:

Amkoullel
Deeb
Brahim Fribgane
El Général
Shadia Mansour

Curated by Zeyba Rahman

 

Read the BAM program notes for Mic Check
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Leadership support provided by
Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art

 
 
 
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Artists
Amkoullel
 

Malian rapper Amkoullel is part of a new wave of African hip-hop artists.

 
 
Artists
Deeb
 

Deeb is an Egyptian hip-hop artist, poet, and reporter.

 
 
Artists
El Général
 

Tunisian rapper El Général is best known for “Rais Lebled,” the anthem of the Jasmine Revolution.

 
 
Artists
Brahim Fribgane
 

Brahim Fribgane is a Moroccan oud player and percussionist based in New York City.

 
 
Artists
Shadia Mansour
 

Palestinian singer and MC Shadia Mansour has been called "the first lady of Arabic hip hop.”

 
 
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