Muslim women in hip-hop perform

poster_1210The Hijabi Chronicles held the second “#MuslimWomeninHiphop ­#Expressions­- ofResistance” showcase on Nov. 28 at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco. It was a beautiful, all-women, Muslim artistic event. In a national atmosphere of intense Islamophobia, these strong and talented artists used their art, rhymes, poetry and other forms of powerful expression to show their steadfast resistance.

The event, organized and emceed by Muslim hip-hop artist Alia Sharrief, included a panel discussion in which she and the audience asked the performers questions about how they saw their art in their resistance. In addition to Sharrief, performers included Asa Lianess, Jaminah Shannon, MEEN, Ahlaam Abduljalil, Poesia Mariarte, TaLea Monet, Nusaibah Coleman, Yahsmin Bobo, Drakshan Khan, Amirah Sabir, Amelah El-Amin, Sulaiman Sisters and Fatimah ­Zareen.

#TheHijabiChronicles is a collective focusing on empowering Muslim women artists with the aim of raising awareness and serving the people through education, charity and reclaiming their narrative.