The Global Imaginary of Arab Hip Hop: A case study

Stefania Taviano Im@go: A Journal of Social Imaginary, Volume 7, 2016     DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7413/22818138066 Abstract Hip Hop is a complex cultural and musical phenomenon resulting from the interactions between globalization and localization processes. Hip Hop artists operating in different locations – and often moving between multiple localities – appropriate and (re)interpret the genre on the basis of local musical and […]

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Translating resistance in art activism

Hip Hop and 100 Thousand Poets for Change DOI: 10.1080/14781700.2016.1190944 Stefania Taviano, Translation Studies, Volume 9, Issue 2, pages 282-297 Published online: 07 Jun 2016   ABSTRACT This article examines the role of translational and polylingual practices in global forms of art activism. It is through translation, both narrowly and broadly speaking, that local issues with a universal resonance overcome cultural and […]

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UAE is opening its doors to rap music, says Syrian rapper

    Dhanusha Gokulan / 4 August 2014 Ahmad Molham Makki’s style of rapping perhaps has the distinction of being poetic and something that has a strong social message. From the clothes he wears, to the chains he wears and the attitude he sports, Ahmad Molham Makki, aka Molham Rebel, is every inch a rapper. But unlike several rappers, who […]

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