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Farah and Yazen MC

Students in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

MC Yazen is an Abu Dhabi-based Syrian rapper and producer who started his career in 2005. His work mainly involves live performances and music videos. He has performed in different countries such as Lebanon and Turkey sharing the stage with other renowned Arabic rappers such as Omar Offendum, Narcycist, Missy Elliot and others. His work mainly tackles social and political issues of the region, focusing on the Arab spring.

Farah Chamma is a Palestinian poet born in 1994 currently studying philosophy and politics at the Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. She began writing poetry at the age of 14 and performing at the age of 16. Farah writes poetry in English, Arabic, and French using a variety of lyrical and linguistic styles. She is currently studying the Portuguese language and plans to start working on multilingual poetry. Her Arabic poem “How Must I Believe?” shot by the FLEX received more than 200,000 views on YouTube and helped revive her online presence.

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Spreading Spoken Word

BY FARAH AND YAZEN MC
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 22, 2014

Farah Chamma and MC Yazen, an Abu Dhabi-based Syrian rapper and producer, focus on spreading spoken word in unexpected places around the world. Being part of the spoken word scene in the United Arab Emirates, they are now trying to explore new scenes and collaborate with new artists to promote Arabic spoken word, be it through poetry or rap. 

Morocco will be their first destination. They will be organizing poetry events and workshops in different cities including Casablanca, Fez, and Rabat, and collaborating with different artists including Mohammed Hamza Hachlaf. 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/to-north-africa

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PAST VOL 4

Sharjah @ Maraya Art Centre
Feb 22, 2014