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Muslim Girl Power


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Deeyah Presents:SISTERHOOD! A collective name for a mixtape project of previously unreleased songs written by young up and coming female Muslim rappers, singers and poetesses from the UK, Europe and US.

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."

"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: Amreen

Song: "Judge"

Artist: Jus1Jam (feat. Kiran Zamman)

Song: "Ride (a Requiem)"

Artist: MC Suriya

Song: "Breakin The Silence"

Artist: Shaheen

Song: "Revolution"

Artist: Neelofer Mir

Song: "Poet"

Artist: Angel MC Shay

Song: "Open Soul Closed"

Artist: Kiran Zamman

Song: "I Have A Dream"

Artist: Lyrical Lailah

Song: "Un-Abused"

Artist: Lady Massacre

Song: "Life"

Artist: Elly & Khai

Song: "Waters"

Artist: Yasslam

Song: "Belle Algerie"

Artist: Phoenix

Song: "Leap of Faith"

Artist: Dizie Mc

Song: "Inspecta"

Artist: Laydee Sly

Song: "Kitaab"

Artist: Nia-V

Song: "6 Degrees Of Separation"

Artist: Kayla Lahmar

Song: "How Did We Get Here"

Artist: Raquel Evita Saraswati

Song: TBC


Posted on 02/05/2008
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