Formed in the late 90s, DAM (the Arabic verb for “to last forever/eternity”) have been heralded as “the spokesmen of a new generation”. Creators of the first commercially successful hip-hop to emerge from Palestine, the powerful group felt a duty to tell their stories through the medium of music.
After being struck by the similarities of the streets in a Tupac video to those in their own neighbourhood, DAM’s lyrics are largely protest-driven. Also among the first groups to rap in Arabic, their poetic tales raise crucial issues regarding oppression, racism, poverty and women’s rights.
They join us for an hour guest show ahead of their show at Constellations tonight!