pop culture

November 4, 2013

Lyrics Revolt

Originally published on Jadaliyya.com Read the original here. Lyrics Revolt. Directed by Shannon Farhoud, Melanie Fridgant, Rana Khaled, and Ashlene Ramadan. Torath Productions, 2012. The film is titled Lyrics Revolt. But, as the women from Torath Productions have demonstrated in their documentary, lyrics do much… Read More

August 28, 2013

El Haqed: Examining Morocco’s Judicial Reform in 2012

(Published on Jadaliyya.com) Read the original here. On 9 September 2011, Mouad Belghouat, a 24 year old Moroccan rap musician, was passing out fliers to advertize for a demonstration in his impoverished neighborhood outside the cosmopolitan city of Casablanca. On the evening he… Read More