Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hip Hop Performers Becoming Role Models For New Generation Of Afghan Women

The Taliban may no longer control the airwaves, but young women in Afghanistan still face torture and death for performing music. Some brave women are pushing back—by rapping, singing, even playing the cello.

A young rapper named Sonita Alizadeh says her family considered selling her as a bride when she was 10 and again at 16. She left them and launched a career, recording a rap video (below) called “Daughters for Sale” in which she wears a wedding dress and, on her forehead, a barcode.

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