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A Conversation: Shaykh Abdullah Ali and Baraka Blue

Posted by Abdullah bin Hamid Ali on Aug 10, 2016 4:05:03 PM

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Shaykh Abdullah bin Hamid Ali and renowned Poet Baraka Blue sat down for a wide-ranging and engaging conversation on topics that are capturing the attention of Muslims and Non-Muslims worldwide. Topics including ISIS, Muslims in the West, Race, Racism, and more…

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Baraka Blue is a highly acclaimed rapper and poet hailing from Seattle and based in Oakland, California. He has performed all over North America as well as the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. He is highly decorated within the global artist community for his original synthesis of spoken word poetry with the tradition of mystical poets such as Rumi and Hafiz. His most recent book of poetry is entitled ‘Reedbed Diaspora’. In addition to performances, he has taught classes and led creative writing workshops internationally. His sophomore album, ‘Majunun’s Lost Memoirs’ can be heard in cafes and concert halls all around the globe.

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*Courtesy of The Lamppost Education Initiative

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