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.