Friday, February 19

Rebel Music: Race, Empire and the New Muslim Youth Culture (2014)

"The subject matter of 'Rebel Music: Race, Empire and the New Muslim Youth Culture' could not be more far-reaching unless its author, Hisham D. Aidi, had unearthed data about youth culture and musical influences on other planets. As far as Earth goes, his highly original and ambitious book has got it covered. 'Rebel Music' exhibits a breathtaking familiarity with different forms of radicalizing music and the widely different ways it is understood in different cultures, with a special emphasis on Islamic youth. Mr. Aidi starts his book simply in the South Bronx, an epicenter of young Muslims’ hip-hop obsession. ..."
NY Times
NPR: 'Rebel Music': When Hip-Hop Met Islam (Video)
New Texts Out Now: Hisham Aidi, Rebel Music (Listen)
[PDF] ALH Online Review, Series
PBS: Take a tour of Muslim youth culture through ‘Rebel Music’ (Video)
Hisham Aidi’s ‘Rebel Music’ Remixes Race, Faith, and Geography
vimeo: “Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture” with Hisham Aidi (Fall 2015)
YouTube: Rebel Music

2014 September: Claude McKay and Gnawa Music