A rapper and lyricist from Aleppo, Taha "6aha Aiwa" performed relatively unnoticed for eight years in Syria. After the Syrian revolution and his move six years ago to Germany, he says his lyrics and performances began reflecting more of the ongoing transitions of his countrymen
A musical wave has been swelling for a decade in the German capital, which one local analyst now calls “the city of choice for a new generation of cultural talent from the Middle East and North Africa”—part of the greater demographic shift that has made people of Arab backgrounds Berlin’s fourth-largest ethnic-identity group. In street jams, clubs, studios, concert halls and online, new mixes of musicians are blending notes and ideas into genre-bending, transcultural fusions.
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