Rebel Music - Hisham Aidi

The culture that Hisham Aidi covers in Rebel Music extends far beyond the Muslim youth culture of the subtitle, taking a vast canvas to tell a truly global story. He has created a thrilling and sympathetic entreaty to revise talk of “clash of civilizations” to allow for the endless ways that Islam has infused American and European life for centuries and how American and European life, from musical genres to race politics, is now infiltrating Islam in turn. By showing the ways hip-hop, jazz, Sufism, Andalusian history, and Brazilian pride can unite and inspire disparate populations, while also helping authorities influence and police the same groups, Aidi exudes hope without succumbing to blind utopianism. It’s a unique and invaluable history.

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ISBN: 9780307279972
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Published: Vintage - December 2nd, 2014