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Rhymes, Revolution and Resistance

September 2nd, 2015

Episode 1106 of 1365 episodes

Hip hop, since its inception has been seen by many as the musical voice of modern revolutions. In the Middle East, Arab hip hop became a voice of protest as young Arabic people took to the mic and used this vocal art form as a way of expressing their discontent with incumbent governments. Jackson Allers explores the effect of hip hop on the Arab Spring.

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