“Mic Check: Hip-Hop from North Africa and the Middle East”

Photograph: Courtesy El Général
El Général
BAM Richard B. Fisher Building , Fort Greene Thursday March 7 2013 19:00
As a warm-up for the concert of the same name on March 9, BAM brings together four rappers for a discussion about the power of music and poetry in times of social and political change. Hear from spoken-word artists such as Deeb (who startled pre–Arab Spring Egypt with the political messages of his 2010 album Cairofornia), Palestinian hip-hop artist Shadia Mansour and Tunisian rapper El Général (whose December 2010 song “Rais Lebled” has been described as the anthem of the Jasmine Revolution).
Venue name: BAM Richard B. Fisher Building
Address: 321 Ashland Pl
Cross street: between Hanson Pl and Lafayette Ave
Transport: Subway: B, D, N, Q, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic Ave–Barclays Ctr
Price: $15