Illustration by Nathan Gelgud
Text by Claire Frisbie
…save for two pesky accents. One artist founded reggaeton, the other created the soundtrack for the Tunisian revolution. Only the latter is performing at Mic Check, BAM’s showcase of hip-hop from North Africa and the Middle East next Saturday.
A quick compare/contrast to avoid any potential confusion:
El Général will perform with Amkoullel, Deeb, and Shadia Mansour at Mic Check on Saturday, March 9 at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, and participate in an artist talk about hip-hop and political change on Thursday, March 7 at BAM Fisher.