Center for Islamic Studies at GTU would like to invite you to attend a book reading with Hisham Aidi, author of Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and New Muslim Youth Culture. This fascinating, timely, and important book on the connection between music and political activism among Muslim youth around the world looks at how hip-hop, jazz, and reggae, along with Andalusian and Gnawa music, have become a means of building community and expressing protest in the face of the West’s policies in the War on Terror. Hisham Aidi interviews musicians and activists, and reports from music festivals and concerts in the United States, Europe, North Africa, and South America, to give us an up-close sense of the identities and art forms of urban Muslim youth.
Illuminating and groundbreaking, Rebel Music takes the pulse of the phenomenon of this new youth culture and reveals not only the rich historical context from which it is drawn but also how it can foretell future social and political change. This event is in English and open to the public. Books for sale and author signing. Suggested Donation is $5
When: March 21, 2016 2pm-4pm
Where: Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California 1433 Madison Street, Oakland CA 94612 (near Lake Merritt)
Center for Islamic Studies at GTU is a cosponsor of this event at ICCNC.