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Weekend Listening: Mideastunes and Rapping in Turkey and Iran

January 24, 2014

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Turkey, a “search engine,” of sorts, for finding music from the Middle East.

Jenna Krajeski profiles Tahribad-i Isyan, a Turkish rap group from Sulukule, Istanbul and discusses the urban development and minority experience that inspire their songs.

Holly Dagres looks at Iranian hip-hop, and how artists there have adapted the genre to make it their own.