A discussion of the Muslim youth movements since 9/11
ALOUD @ Central Library
Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture
In conversation with Safa Samiezade'-Yazd, Culture and Music Editor, Aslan Media Arts
In this revelatory study of Muslim youth movements that have emerged in cities around the world in the years since 9/11 and in the wake of the Arab Spring, Aidi illuminates the unexpected connections between urban marginality, music, and political mobilization. By examining both secular and religiously-fueled movements as a means of protest against the policies of the “War on Terror,” he explains how certain kinds of music—particularly hip hop, but also jazz, Gnawa, Andalusian, Judeo-Arabic, Latin, and others—have come to represent a heightened racial identity and a Muslim consciousness that crisscrosses the globe.
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ALOUD is presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.