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Their songs deal with a range of issues that each has been affected by on some level ranging from the war in Iraq to racism, love, romance, living in a post 9/11 world, to women's rights issues, faith and personal experiences of being young socially conscious Muslim women in the West.
"This is just the first small step towards encouraging these artists and others like them out there to pursue their dreams and hopes," says Deeyah, the founder of the Sisterhood project who selected this first volume of songs from scores submitted to her."And a way to let them know they are not alone in their struggles and hardship to get their music and message out there."http://www.myspace.com/deeyahpresents
"Although some of the ladies on the project are at the very beginning of their musical journey and just starting to explore and discover their creative and artistic expression I hope that with this project they will find inspiration and encouragement from each other to further develop and hone their craft".
"Hopefully we can help create a platform to have their voices and opinions heard as both artists and Muslim women living in Western societies. Female Muslim artists face a tough time. There's very little support for them, many of them have been actively discouraged-- even by their own communities-- from expressing their thoughts and dreams through music. But they are not alone as this first collection proves...they have something to say and they deserve to be heard."
Deeyah presents Sisterhood
Not for sale. Streamed online on the world wide web from May 5th, 2008.
Artist: Lady Dizzla
Song: "I Won't Cry"
Artist: Jus1Jam (feat. Kiran Zamman)
Song: "Ride (a Requiem)"
Artist: MC Suriya
Song: "Breakin The Silence"
Artist: Neelofer Mir
Artist: Angel MC Shay
Song: "Open Soul Closed"
Artist: Kiran Zamman
Song: "I Have A Dream"
Artist: Lyrical Lailah
Artist: Lady Massacre
Artist: Elly & Khai
Song: "Belle Algerie"
Song: "Leap of Faith"
Artist: Dizie Mc
Artist: Laydee Sly
Song: "6 Degrees Of Separation"
Artist: Kayla Lahmar
Song: "How Did We Get Here"
Artist: Raquel Evita Saraswati
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