RAPtivism (rap activism) is a project led by Aisha Fukushima (@aishafukushima) that highlights the ways in which global hip hop music and culture can actively contribute to universal efforts for freedom and justice by challenging apathy with awareness, ignorance with intelligence and oppression with expression.
Youth are increasingly using music to air political grievances in Indian-administered Kashmir. (via Al Jazeera)
“Kashmir has been a contentious issue between India and Pakistan since the 1947 partition. In the late 1980s, counter-insurgency tactics by India made Kashmir one of the most militarised regions in the world. Today, an estimated half a million Indian soldiers are stationed here, with one soldier for every 17 civilians.
But according to Haze Kay and his rapper colleagues, the trials and tribulations of the Kashmiris have been forgotten in the region’s turmoil. They want to buck this trend by giving Kashmiris a voice through their music.”