Hip Hop … talks Ramadan!

September 1, 2010

Coexistence, Music

Now, hip hop, which began in the South Bronx of New York city in the 1970s, and was a high light of the American experience, especially the African-American one, is manifesting itself in some Muslim’s expression of identity and eagerness to coexist.

Music, since it is a common language, and usually induces a common human emotion, becomes a powerful tool of bridging gaps and minimizing isolation.  You can’t listen to music in a non-human ear, and an intolerant ear is a non-human one.

IRSHAD invites for more of these experiments of using an alternative language, in this case Hip Hop, to address issues of cultural identity, religious tolerance, and human coexistence.

Wissam Charafeddine

About W

Wissam, Wesley, or simply W, is an educator, writer, entrepreneur, engineer, activist, ex-Imam, humanist, liberal thinker with interest and mediocre attempt at many takes of life. A modern confused Renaissance man, who uses doubt as a path for emancipation and science as a road towards enlightenment.

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