Before the screening of Hip Hop Is Bigger Than The Occupation at Georgetown University we were interviewed by Arab Satellite Channel MBC about the documentary and the organization.
Monday May 3oth at Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn 6:30 – 9:30 pm.
Existence is Resistance & Nana Dankwa present: “Hip Hop Is Bigger Than The Occupation” – A documentary about a ten day journey of artists traveling through the West Bank, Palestine, teaching and performing Non Violent Resistance.
The tour included M1 of Dead Prez, Shadia Mansour, Lowkey, Marcel Cartier, Mazzi of Soul Purpose, DJ Vega Benetton, Jody McIntyre and Trinidad, Brandon and Lavie from the South West Youth Collaborative/University of Hip Hop Chicago.
The group stayed at Bulata Refugee Camp in Nablus and experienced first hand what it felt like living under occupation.
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All proceeds will be donated towards this years tour.
So Existence Is Resistance’s Hip Hop delegation is complete! Yesterday, M1 of Dead Prez and Mazzi of S.O.U.L. Purpose Crew joined British emcee and playwright Low Key in Cairo. They now join the convoy and will make their way into Gaza where we plan to unite them with local Gazan Hip Hop artists, one being a member of PR Rapperz, whose father was murdered by a missile in January during the offensive in his front room as he went to pray. Below is Ayman’s latest blog post.
Back and forth to the airport
I finally got some sleep. Cynthia McKinney arrived this morning at
the Cairo airport she is determined more than ever to enter Gaza and
deliver supplies. She is very inspirational with her determination,
just last week her boat was seized by the Israelis and she was locked
up. They flew her out to the US and here she is again trying to
deliver supplies to Gaza.
I came to the airport to pick up British MP George Galloway and
British rapper Lowkey, they have arrived and entered Egypt. Some of
our people drove them to the hotel to settle down a bit. I have gone
to another terminal and am
waiting for two rap artist to arrive from NYC, M-1of Dead Prez and
Mazzi of S.O.U.L. Purpose. I will be guiding them and translating for
We are trying to unite the foreign hip hop artists with some of their (Gaza’s) local artists. Perhaps even an exchange on stage along with the rappers on the convoy if time and Hamas permits us.
We will most likely spend the night in Cairo and start heading towards
Gaza tomorrow. I will try to update.