Sep 10, 2010

#BDS: British Palestinian rapper conducts a 'musical intifada'

"It's a musical intifada, a musical uprising," says Shadia Mansour squinting in the sunshine outside the hip hop workshop she is running in the West Bank city of Hebron.
From inside, a DJ can be heard cutting out beats on his decks.
Ms Mansour has been dubbed "the first lady of Arabic hip hop", but she is perhaps the only lady of Arabic hip hop.
The 24-year-old British Palestinian rapper grew up in South London, but she is currently on tour in the West Bank.
Ms Mansour is giving concerts in Bethlehem, Hebron and Ramallah but is also working with local young rappers in free flowing jam sessions.

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