Denver artists turn up the volume on Middle Eastern hip-hop, uprisings (radio show segment)

A few local, Denver artists decided to come together recently to talk about the importance and beauty of contemporary Middle Eastern hip-hop. In this portion of KGNU’s Sunday show “Eclipse” (airs on Sundays at 7-9pm, see below) Dave Ashton (KGNU Denver’s program manager and hip-hop artist) and I discuss some popular MidEast hip hop stars…

How has the globalization of hip-hop affected East African Youth?

The spread of hip-hop onto the global sphere can present somewhat of a paradox. On the one hand, hip-hop is a symbolic fight by the weak against oppressive forces; forces who have dominated social, economic, and political wealth throughout time.  On the other hand, hip-hop has become such a global phenomenon that the “invisible hand”…

U.S./Middle East relations group grows in Denver (VIDEO)

Diana Aqra, Denver – A peace-building project called, “Meet the Middle East” based in Denver, Colorado is showing significant signs of growth, taking more than four times as many students as it did when it first began, four years prior, according to the executive director. More than 60 students, including youth, adults and businesses, will…