Sunday, December 28, 2008

Tamer Nafar, DAM and Palestinian hip-hop

A dear friend of A and B living in Beirut had seen Slingshot Hiphop at a screening in the Palestinian Refugee camp Bourj Al Barajneh last August and immediately emailed raving about what an impact the film had made. The film, directed by Jackie Salloum , documents the emergence of Palestinian Hip-Hop and the numerous obstacles everyone within the hip-hop community faces. When I met up with her a few months later she still could only talk about Tamer Nafar from DAM and what a wonderful source of inspiration he had been for her. When things began to feel overwhelming and she needed to look for inner strength.. she would think of Tamer.

Thanks Tamer for inspiring...

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