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More than 700 Australian academics and artists have signed a letter calling on Canberra to publicly oppose Israeli plans to annex large parts of the West Bank.

Calling for racial justice, protesters rallied across Europe Sunday, joining a wave of demonstrations sparked by the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of US police.

How lockdown is dismantling borders for Arab artists

Anu Shukla

How lockdown is dismantling borders for Arab artists

Lockdown is bringing an ironic sense of freedom to artists in the Middle East, with live streams dismantling borders and opening frontiers like never before.

Algerian rapper Soolking launches fundraising campaign for healthcare workers

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Algerian rapper Soolking launches fundraising campaign for healthcare workers

The French-Algerian artist is raising money to help the coronavirus efforts in the North African country.

Coronavirus is killing NHS workers. Their deaths were preventable

Lowkey

Coronavirus is killing NHS workers. Their deaths were preventable

Comment: The NHS is the UK's biggest BAME employer, and the deaths of many of its frontline workers could have been prevented, writes rapper and ...

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Influential Moroccan rapper tackles domestic violence with new song

Domestic violence was the topic of a new song by a popular Moroccan rapper that was released on this year's International Women's Day.

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Lil Wayne 'never going back to Riyadh' after concert

The hip-hop giant proclaimed he is 'never going back to Riyadh' after headlining a show in the Saudi capital on November 30.

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Saudi woman arrested for dancing at Riyadh concert

A young Saudi concert goer was accused of 'disrupting social etiquette' after a viral video showed her dancing in the traditional black abaya ...

Sebastian Castelier

Overseas Filipinos liven up Qatar's Hip-Hop scene

Founded by a group of five Filipino dancers, the Verve troupe offers a unique space for those who refuse to give up on their passion while ...

Escaping reality through music: Meeting Moody Kablawi

Sophia Akram

Escaping reality through music: Meeting Moody Kablawi

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian musician and producer Moody Kablawi from Haifa, who has been performing and touring internationally since he was ...

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Nicki Minaj to headline festival in Saudi Arabia

Award-winning rapper Nicki Minaj will perform in the coastal city of Jeddah on July 18 in an outdoor music festival.

Berlin Jewish Museum director quits after pro-BDS tweet uproar

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Berlin Jewish Museum director quits after pro-BDS tweet uproar

The director of Europe's largest Jewish museum quit this week after facing censure over a pro-BDS tweet.

Rapper Talib Kweli rejects German demand to denounce BDS

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Rapper Talib Kweli rejects German demand to denounce BDS

US hip hop star Talib Kweli has been disinvited from a German music festival after refusing to denounce the Boycott, ...

'<em>Hip</em> <em>Hop</em>' performance in Mecca holy city angers Saudis

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'Hip Hop' performance in Mecca holy city angers Saudis

A 'hip hop' dance performance in Mecca in Saudi Arabia has left many Saudis angry over what they said is a 'desecration' ...

The future of Egypt and uniting the youth

Karsen Breanne

The future of Egypt and uniting the youth

Egypt's youth should find a way to put aside their differences in favour of becoming a unified front in the face of oppression, writes Karsen ...

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Palestinian rapper urges Arabs to vote and beat fascists

Palestinian rapper and co-founder of popular group DAM Tamer Nafar has released a song urging Palestinian citizens of Israel to vote, using it as a tool to beat fascism.

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Alleged sex offender R Kelly 'won't perform in Dubai'

Dubai Media Office denied claims by American singer R. Kelly of scheduled performances in the Gulf state.

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Palestinian DJs bring past into present with fresh beats

'Electrosteen' is a collaborative work between artists from the Palestinian territories, Israel, Britain, France and Jordan who work from ...

Yousif Nur

'Music to feed the soul': The land of N3rdistan

The New Arab Meets: Moroccan band N3rdistan whose fusion of electronic, rap and Arabic poetry are making waves from North Africa to Europe.

How British Muslim women are taking back their narrative

Sadek Hamid

How British Muslim women are taking back their narrative

Comment: A new generation of British Muslim women is shaping profound changes within Muslim communities and challenging lazy assumptions in ...

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Emirati social media stars arrested over dance challenge

According to a statement, the detainees will be investigated 'on charges of endangering their lives and the lives of others' and violating ...

British <em>hip</em>-<em>hop</em> icon Lowkey to perform at Refugee Week

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British hip-hop icon Lowkey to perform at Refugee Week

The hip-hop and rap artist will perform this weekend in London alongside Native Sun and EbsilJaz.

Turkish rapper Ezhel acquitted of first day of trial

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Turkish rapper Ezhel acquitted of first day of trial

The Turkish rapper has been a vocal critic of Turkey's government and its leaders, which rights groups say is what led to his detention.

'Hopeless Nation': Meet Mosul’s first rap collective

Laurene Daycard and Sebastian Castelier

'Hopeless Nation': Meet Mosul’s first rap collective

The New Arab Meets: Iraqi hip-hop artists Zayn Adam, Boika, MC Reko and Yabangi who blame the US-led fight against the Islamic ...

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