What do you do when your passion and your religion are at odds with one another? That’s the question behind the new doc ‘Deen Tight‘ from Mustafa Davis. More and more Muslims living in the West are turning to music, and hip-hop in particular, to express their faith, despite the fact that many traditional Muslims consider music taboo. ‘Deen Tight’ tells the personal stories of Muslim hip-hop artists as they deal with their own personal conflicts, and with the outside pressures put on them by their community. The film journeys all the way from the US and the UK to Morocco and Abu Dhabi to ask: is it possible to be a pious Muslim musician?
To find out more about Muslim hip-hop, pick up Music+Travel, in stores October 15. Acclaimed author and pop culture critic Miles Marshall Lewis gives you the inside scoop on the scene in his adopted hometown, Paris.
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