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Blending music and politics at the margins of Beirut / Sampling politics today

Authors
  • Puig, Nicolas
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2020
Source
Horizon Pleins textes
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English
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Abstract

Sampling is an approach to composing music «with» others by incorporating audio fragments from various sources. In this essay, anthropologist Nicolas Puig discusses sample-based tracks by the Palestinian artist Osloob, who lived in Lebanon until he moved to Paris in 2014. This innovative rapper and electronic music composer uses sampling to link the politicized art created in refugee camps to other critical art forms that redefine the relationship between the aesthetic and the political. This article analyzes selected samples that Osloob created when he was living in Lebanon.

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