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“Another speaker was Nejma Nefertiti, a sound engineer and hip hop artist from Brooklyn. Nefertiti began writing and composing music at a young age, but it wasn’t until later on that she began to use technology to empower young people of colour. She now aims to raise awareness and bring about social change through her work by selecting projects that empower marginalized individuals.” ~ Elisa Barbier

“Estamos conscientes de que para la liberación, la Madre Tierra y el ecosocialismo tienen que ser celebrados, aceptados, y puestos en práctica como una forma de vida para las generaciones que vienen.” ~ Nejma Nefertiti

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A new ‘epic jazz opera’ on CD elevates the migrant liberation movement

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“Hip hop has always been a voice of the streets, where the struggle comes alive, where it is given sonic form and soul. We tell those struggles in stories, through lyrics. We use music to re-appropriate what’s been appropriated, to remind ourselves and our communities of our languages, our culture, our foods, and our bond with nature. Through Hip hop we remember our origins and our journeys; we remember where we’re from and we manifest where we’re going. Words are magic. Hip hop is magic.” Nejma Nefertiti