Sama’ Abdulhadi

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Document, Meet Sama’ Abdulhadi, the DJ championing the Arab world’s music underground

"Abdulhadi’s high-octane set incorporated samples collected from different cities in the Middle East, infusing the catharsis of hard-hitting techno music with a kind of Arabic poetry. In addition to introducing people around the world to her singular sound, the video, which now has nearly 6 million views, was a revelatory moment of representation for Palestinians; providing outsiders with a joyous glimpse into life in a country that is almost exclusively depicted as wartorn. The message is as clear as it is obvious: there is far more to Palestine than conflict and suffering. "

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