Talks

Artist Talk: Mic Check

 
 
Thu, Mar 7, 2013
  • 7PM
 
LOCATION:
BAM Fisher
 
Fishman Space
RUN TIME: 1hr 30min
ALL TICKETS:  $6; $3 for Friends of BAM
 
 
 
 
 
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Amkoullel, Deeb, El Général, and Shadia Mansour

Moderated by Jace Clayton

In a rare gathering of rappers from the creative front lines of conflicts in North Africa and the Middle East, the extraordinary MCs from Mic Check discuss the power of hip-hop in times of political change.

Interdisciplinary artist, DJ, and writer Jace Clayton (aka DJ /rupture) moderates this conversation with Malian rapper Amkoullel, whose music has been a galvanizing force amid recent struggles with rebel groups in the north; Egyptian MC Deeb, whose song “Masrah Deeb” was chanted during protests in Tahrir Square; Palestinian “first lady of Arabic hip-hop” Shadia Mansour, whose music promotes non-violent resistance—or as she calls it, a "musical intifada"—against Israeli occupation; and Tunisian rapper El Général, whose song “Rais Lebled” was dubbed the “anthem of the Jasmine Revolution.” 

 
 
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Music
Mic Check
Sat, Mar 9, 2013
 
Mic Check
Sat, Mar 9, 2013
World Premiere
 

BAM brings together MCs from Mali, Egypt, Tunisia, and Palestine for an evening of hip-hop born from radical social and political change.

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Film Series
Saharan Frequencies
Mar 4—Mar 18, 2013
 
Saharan Frequencies
Mar 4—Mar 18, 2013
 

Inspired by the aesthetic of the intrepid recordists at film and record label Sublime Frequencies, this series explores the sounds of North Africa as captured by the label’s key directors.

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