Music

School-time performance: Mic Check

 
Schools Only
Grades 9—12
 
Fri, Mar 8, 2013
  • 10:30AM
 
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: 2hrs
Includes: Pre-show workshop, post-show Q&A, and teacher study guide
 
 
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Hip-Hop from North Africa and the Middle East
Produced by BAM

From the recent revolutions in the Middle East, rappers have emerged as symbols of an auspicious cultural moment, serving as torchbearers of the movement’s progressive energy and restless defiant spirit. Providing entertaining cultural context for the Arab Spring, Mic Check brings together a host of these intrepid anthem writers—Amkoullel, Deeb, El Général, and Shadia Mansour—alongside more traditional musicians Brahim Fribgane and Yacouba for a performance of contemporary music born out of radical social and political change.

Featured Artists:

Amkoullel
Deeb
Brahim Fribgane
El Général
Shadia Mansour

Curated by Zeyba Rahman

 

Download the BAM teaching materials for Mic Check Supplement
SPONSORED BY
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Leadership support provided by
Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art

 
 
 
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