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Music: Hip-Hop, Spoken Word and Rap: Israel/Palestine
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The history of female Palestinian rappers in Israel dates to the late 1990s when Palestinian hip-hop as a genre of protest music first appeared. It spread quickly and circulated both locally and globally as popular music, not only among Palestinian youth in Israel/Palestine and the Diaspora, but also among Arab and Muslim youth in the Middle East and in immigrant communities in Europe and the Americas.

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Eqeiq, Amal, “Music: Hip-Hop, Spoken Word and Rap: Israel/Palestine”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_001425>
First published online: 2012

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