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Lauryn Hill In North Africa: An Inspiration For Resistance

Examining Lauryn Hill's influence on North African revolutionary hip-hop groups and female Tunisian & Egyptian MCs.

'Wake up and rebel, We must destroy in order to rebuild…

Oh are you satisfied?, Rebel… Ohhh rebel'

Lauryn Hill, "I Find it Hard to Say (Rebel)"

Last month, multi-award winning R&B and hip-hop artist Lauryn Hill graced the stage at the 51st Carthage Festival in Tunisia. After a late start, Hill impressed the audience by performing some of her biggest hits and renditions of songs by Bob Marley, a revered revolutionary icon in Tunisia. In fact, Hill's music is admired throughout the region for its revolutionary message and support for the struggles of oppressed people.

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