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Somali hip hop artists hit back at Islamists with rap
The Malaysian Insider ^ | April 9, 2010

Posted on 04/10/2010 11:23:17 PM PDT by myknowledge

NAIROBI, April 9 — For centuries, Somalis used poetry and songs to pass protest messages to powerful rulers they were too afraid to confront directly.

Now, some young Somalis are using rap to speak out against Islamists who they say are using religion to wage war in their country.

The 11-member Waayaha Cusub band, currently in exile in neighbouring Kenya, wants its rap lyrics to encourage fellow Somalis to stand up to Islamist rebels known as al Shabaab.

They have handed out at least 7,000 free copies of their newly-released album titled “No To Al Shabaab” to residents in Nairobi’s Eastleigh neighbourhood, home to many Somali migrants.

(Excerpt) Read more at themalaysianinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alshabaab; alshabab; defiance; eastleigh; globaljihad; hiphop; islam; islamistrebels; islamists; jihad; nairobi; notoalshabaab; rap; rapper; rappers; sharia; shariah; shariahlaw; sharialaw; somali; somalia; somalis; waayahacusub; waayahacusubband; wot

An armed militant from Somalia’s Hizbul Islam rebel group maintains order during a demonstration against the presence of the African Union peacekeepers on the outskirts of Mogadishu on Feb 12, 2010.

Al-Shabaab cannot keep a subjugated Somali populace under their grip for long - hip-hop has emboldened the Somali youth to rise up against the ruling Islamic government.

1 posted on 04/10/2010 11:23:18 PM PDT by myknowledge
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To: myknowledge
My knees wobble in terror at the thought of the mighty hip hoppers scaring radical Islam into submission...
2 posted on 04/10/2010 11:31:56 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: myknowledge

That’s pretty brave of them considering listening to music can be a death sentence.

Thanks for posting this My Knowledge.


3 posted on 04/10/2010 11:33:52 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Not just listening to music, but composing music, especially of the hip-hop genre, is a death sentence Somali youth are emboldened to defy.


4 posted on 04/10/2010 11:35:13 PM PDT by myknowledge (B.H. Obama's just a frontman. A frontman for who? The globalist elite, stupid!)
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To: April Lexington

Rap radical Islam on the head enough and maybe it will die.


5 posted on 04/10/2010 11:36:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: myknowledge

Yes, you’re right on that.


6 posted on 04/10/2010 11:38:36 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: HiTech RedNeck
“oooga booga boooga and a boooga booga booo. we don like white people an we don like you....” Sorry, I don't think it will work...
7 posted on 04/10/2010 11:41:58 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: April Lexington

you don’t know rap


8 posted on 04/11/2010 12:25:54 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Cindy
That’s pretty brave of them considering listening to music can be a death sentence.

To quote a very famous lady... Yep! :)

9 posted on 04/11/2010 1:18:12 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Yep.


10 posted on 04/11/2010 1:22:55 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

You know her too, do you?

Har!


11 posted on 04/11/2010 1:26:39 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

LOL.


12 posted on 04/11/2010 1:33:40 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Ditto THAT! :-)

Sleep well, Cindy...very well.

Love ya!


13 posted on 04/11/2010 1:37:31 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

You sleep well too, Brad’s Gramma,
(I know I will because my back in aching from all the planting today.)

A blessed Lord’s Day to you and I’ll be over on the chapel thread to post within an hour or two.


14 posted on 04/11/2010 1:42:30 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: myknowledge

Note to self:

Add to the “Dry Hump” file.


15 posted on 04/11/2010 4:20:08 AM PDT by 4buttons
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To: myknowledge

Machine guns trump music.


16 posted on 04/11/2010 4:27:13 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Lockbar

Not so for the energetic and vibrant Somali youth.


17 posted on 04/11/2010 4:28:36 AM PDT by myknowledge (B.H. Obama's just a frontman. A frontman for who? The globalist elite, stupid!)
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I give it an "8." I like the beat, and the lyrics are ok.

Just kidding. In our film, "Rockin' the Wall," we've been interviewing American rockers---Doors, Toto, Vanilla Fudge, Billy Joel, etc.---and we delve into this notion of the "power of music," and whether music can break through some of this Islamist crap.

www.rockinthewall.com

18 posted on 04/11/2010 5:26:04 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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Somewhat true, somewhat not. In the Cold War, the Reagan administration officials told us that funding ROCK via Voice of America was crucial to undermining the Soviet system. I’m not downplaying Star Wars or Reagan’s military buildup at all; but I am saying that there is another side, and Gorbachev once said that “rock brought down the wall.” Sure, he didn’t want to give Reagan credit, but you’d be surprised how many people we’ve interviewed behind the Iron Curtain whose hopes were kept alive by music, particularly rock and jazz.


19 posted on 04/11/2010 5:28:31 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: myknowledge

Heavy Metal Islam
http://heavymetalislam.net/


20 posted on 04/11/2010 5:48:31 AM PDT by Valin
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