Amani Yahya, Yemen’s first female rapper, has been featured in a small documentary clip focusing on helping to raise awareness about the struggles women in war face, as shot by video journalist Ellie Kealey in Lebanon.

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For #InternationalWomensDay, which was yesterday [Tuesday, March 8], Yahya recruited four other female rappers to come together to speak on what they go through both as women creating music, and as women living in territories plagued by hardships such as war, inequality and other harsh living conditions.

Krist Alzu’bi and Mira Irshaid from Jordan, Mayam Mahmoud and Karim Adel (Ruch) from Egypt join Yahya to work on recording a track in Beirut in conjunction with Oxfam, an organization that raises awareness about poverty, often utilizing music.


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