Shadia Mansour – Al Kufiyyeh 3arabeyyeh (Ft. M1 of Dead Prez)

Written by J.Monkey. Posted in Culture, Gumbo, Music Videos, Videos

Published on September 07, 2011 with 1 Comment

The universal language of hip-hop knows many tongues. One of them is spoken by British Palestinian female emcee Shadia Mansour in her new video “Al Kufiyyeh 3arabeyyeh” (The Kufiyeh is Arab) Featuring M1 of Dead Prez.

While she grew up in South London she chooses to employ her second language (Arabic) in her lyrics. The BBC followed her last year while she was performing and collaborating with local artists in Palestine.

It’s not just prancing about on stage. It’s about showing support and showing that there are Palestinians in the diaspora who want to promote their identity and culture.

The revolution may not be televized but Shadia is hard at work making sure people notice what she calls her “non-violent resistance”. Below you can watch a video segment the BBC News made about her while she visited Hebron.

Click on the image for the BBC News video segment "Meet the first lady of Arabic hiphop"



1982 was when Jaap van der Doelen aka J.Monkey shot his way out his mom dukes. A mere two years later he was already battling Big Brother and The Illuminati. Whenever he has time to spare from those efforts he writes (about music, mostly), hosts a radio show and designs graphics for a living. He lives in The Netherlands where he continues to be winning.

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  1. Excellent post I must say.. Simple but really entertaining and engaging.. Keep up the good work!

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