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Hip Hop Sulha changes the world one song at a time
There is a new trend in music for young people and it is not in the top 40.
Sulha is a combination of rap, hip-hop and faith that is a new approach to peace.
“The goal I think is to focus on music, that these are performers creating art together. It’s hard for it to not be political,” said David Shneer, program director in Jewish studies.
Sulha is the Arabic word for reconciliation. A fitting title for an event that brings both Jewish and Muslim artists to rap and beat-box together.
“Things like this using music, using creativity, using art, we can build the world that we want to see, by making a song about it,” said Y-Love, a Jewish rapper from New York. “Let’s use creativity for something good…that’s the Sulha.”
This peace project aims to rebuild trust, restore dignity and move beyond the political agenda through music.
“Frankly, I think a lot of the performers up there would like to think at some point this kind of conflict wouldn’t be that…interesting. It would just be a hip-hop concert that happens to have some Muslims and Jews performing. But that’s not the case now….Maybe in 20 years it won’t be,” said Shneer.
After visiting the University of Colorado at Boulder, the group will be heading back to New York City.