Hip Hop as Part of the Palestinian Poetic Tradition

Contributed By: Elisheva Cohen
Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Middle East Studies Center
Author: Sarah Standish
Condition of Use: Fair Use for Education

The music of DAM is situated within the Palestinian poetic tradition. This resource compares the DAM song Ihda’ (Dedication) to the poem, “My Mother” by Mahmoud Darwish and “As I walk” by Samih Al-Qasim, both sung by Marcele Khalife. In addition to the comparison, along with links to these two songs, the resource includes discussions questions to use in the classroom.



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