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This blog is to signpost news of agit disco related events and stories that come to my attention though daily media. It does not mean that I agree with he viewpoints offered. Obviously the BBC World Service tends to have a ‘benign’ paternalistic imperialism behind what it does and does not say.

I find the story of the ‘Halal Rappers’ interesting because it shows a flexible and adaptive approach to making culture rather than one that is hidebound by convention.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02v4y97

or try YouTube direct: https://youtu.be/4JMbqSZ42so?list=PLQesuWE5KRGxpSrOD251uO1WhBlgXcDbr

On another side of another coin are the Russian rappers which might be seen as a détournement of local racism by rapping pro Putin!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30153955  or

https://youtu.be/6AqE_yT1XuM

Another one of a Vietnamese rapper living in USA doing agit disco stuff:

BBC blurb “Son Nguyen A.K.A. ‘Nah’, a young Vietnamese rapper studying in the United States, has launched a scathing criticism of Vietnam’s Communist Party. ”   https://youtu.be/8SNESJQ4at4?list=PLQesuWE5KRGxpSrOD251uO1WhBlgXcDbr

The world is full of contradictory tactics.  Am I serving imperialism by lazily picking up on BBseize establishment voice? Maybe… I’d appreciate hearing of more direct sources!?

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