Sudan rappers fight to keep music alive

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Sudan rappers fight to keep music alive

Postby sledge » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:13 pm

After years of tight restrictions on music, western-style pop and hip-hop is again on the airwaves in northern Sudan.

When Islamists took power in a coup 20 years ago, their vision of morality excluded much music. But these days concerts are making a comeback in the capital Khartoum.

The music scene has slowly re-emerged after the peace agreement between the Arab-dominated, Muslim north and the African south which follows Christianity and traditional religions.

But the possibility of the country splitting in two in the coming referendum on southern independence could lead to another clampdown.

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Re: Sudan rappers fight to keep music alive

Postby Brian » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:21 pm

That's cool, Sledge. :)

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Makes you talk a little lower
About the things you could not show her."

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