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Remixing Battle Rap and Arabic Poetic Battling

  • This project examines particularities of Arabic battle rap in Lebanon. It discusses primarily the anchorage of battle rap in local and Arabic cultural traditions. To this end, interviews with rappers have been conducted. In conjunction with video recordings of battles, the rappers' statements comprise the core of the material used for this article. On that basis, references and similarities to written and oral cultural heritage are analyzed as well as language use. Altogether, this research shows links of Lebanese battle rap culture to global hip hop culture as well as to Lebanese and Arabic culture. Thus, Lebanese battle rap can be seen as a locally appropriated, “remixed”, cultural hybrid.

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Institutes:Fakultät Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften / Gastprofessur für Cultural Studies of the Middle East
Author:Felix WiedemannORCiD
Place of publication:Bamberg
Year of publication:2019
Pages / Size:1 pdf-Datei (16 Seiten)
Source/Other editions:Ursprünglich in: Occhialì - Rivista sul Mediterraneo islamico / Università della Calabria, 4 (2019), Seite 13 - 28
SWD-Keyword:Libanon ; Arabisch ; Hip-Hop ; Rap ; Soziolinguistik
Keywords:Arabisch; Hip-Hop; Libanon; Rap; Soziolinguistik
DDC-Classification:4 Sprache / 49 Andere Sprachen / 490 Andere Sprachen
7 Künste und Unterhaltung / 78 Musik / 780 Musik
8 Literatur / 89 Andere Literaturen / 890 Literaturen anderer Sprachen
RVK-Classification:LT 11048; LT 55458; LS 94508
Document Type:Variety of texts
Peer Review:Ja
Internationale Verbreitung:Ja
Publishing Institution:Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Release Date:2019/02/18
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International