“The woman's voice is what I'm calling, the girl's voice that is lost in my country.” Those are lyrics of Moroccan rapper Soultana. Music as a tool for change is not new, but the beats of hip-hop are recently being heard as a powerful instrument. Many rappers are going beyond entertainment, working to change mentalities, perceptions and policy. We’ll speak to artists about their efforts in hip-hop diplomacy.

 

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with: 

 

 

Black Zang @bz_zang
Bangladeshi Rapper

Mazi Mutafa @wordsbeatslife           
Executive director, Words Beats & Life
wblinc.org

 

Soultana @SoulTana_Rap
Moroccan hip-hop artist 

Salome Mc
Iranian hip-hop artist
salomemc.com

 

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