Southern Echoes of the Posses in Sardinia: Sa Razza

  • Susanna Scarparo
  • Mathias Sutherland Stevenson
Part of the Pop Music, Culture and Identity book series (PMCI)


The chapter argues that the period of the posses was instrumental for the development of an independent hip hop scene on the marginal island of Sardinia. To this end, the chapter discusses Sa Razza’s musical production and outlines the group’s use of global hip hop culture and rap music as a means to re-invent a specifically Sardinian cultural tradition. Sa Razza used their local language to rap about social and political marginalization specific to Sardinian youth. In addition, Sa Razza connected with their region’s traditional music and culture in order to make what was devalued, and seemingly outdated, speak again in new forms capable of articulating the experiences and concerns of contemporary Sardinian youth.


Sardinian Language rapRap Connective Marginalities Sardinian Shepherds Subsequent Verses 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susanna Scarparo
    • 1
  • Mathias Sutherland Stevenson
    • 2
  1. 1.The Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of ArtsMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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