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Intermission: "Shake the Dust" Chronicles Hip-Hop's Global Reach

Filmmaker Adam Sjoberg explored some overlooked petri dishes of hip-hop in the Middle East and Africa and finds a growing social change movement.

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Documentarian and friend of GOOD Adam Sjoberg spent three years exploring some overlooked petri dishes of hip-hop in the Middle East and Africa and finds a growing progressive social movement in his work in progress Shake the Dust. "We're not running after fame or fortune," says one of his subjects. "We're running after change."


The way that hip hop happened in the Bronx is not the way it has to happen here. We're living in two different realities. The way it's gonna happen in India, the Middle East—it's gonna be different.

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From Sana'a, Yemen, to Kampala, Uganda, Sjoberg is crafting a film on the hip-hop diaspora in some of the most disenfranchised places on the map. He's running a Kickstarter campaign this month for finishing funds.