Hip-Hop in Yemen Looking for a Common Beat [Archives:2007/1020/Culture]
January 29 2007
At weddings, on car radios and while chewing intoxicating qat leaves: the traditional sounds of the lute can be heard everywhere in Yemen. Now, however, the country's first ever hip-hop concert was staged in the capital. Klaus Heymach reports.
“Hip-hop moves are only for homosexuals,\” ten-year-old Abdullah was warned before the open-air event in Sanaa. And a Yemeni woman working at the Deutsches Haus