A Palestinian's method of nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation and oppression; a method of expression especially to relay the frustrations of life in the Palestinians' destroyed homeland. Nearly all of it is in the Arabic language, the language of Palestine. Often a unique mix of traditional Arabic and western styles into a new music style entirely its own, and almost always political and a reflection of the tough life under Israeli occupation. Born from the group DAM, begun in 1999, Palestinian rap has grown and spread, allowing the voices of Palestinians to reach the world and destroy barriers barring them from a better life.
by nakba61 May 11, 2009