Rap Beyond Resistance

Staging Power in Contemporary Morocco

  • Cristina Moreno Almeida

Part of the Pop Music, Culture and Identity book series (PMCI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 169-181

About this book


ook fills the gap in existing literature by exploring other forms of political discourses in non-Western rap music. Theoretically, it challenges and explores resistance, arguing towards the need for different epistemological frameworks in which to look at narratives of cultural resistance in the Arabic-speaking world.  Empirically, it provides an in-depth look at the politics of rap culture in Morocco. Rap Beyond Resistance bridges the humanities and social sciences in order to de-Westernize cultural studies, presenting the political narratives of the Moroccan rap scene beyond secular liberal meanings of resistance. By exploring what is political, this book brings light to a vibrant and varied rap scene diverse in its political discourses – with an emphasis on patriotism and postcolonial national identity – and uncovers different ways in which young artists are being political beyond ‘radical lyrics’.


Morocco rap popular music music youth moroccan rap non-Western music

Authors and affiliations

  • Cristina Moreno Almeida
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  1. 1.Deparment of Digital HumanitiesKing’s College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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