START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

Soultana: 'The Voice of Women' Raps in Morocco (Video)


World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, ethics, politics, media, violence, world, society, HumanRights )

JL
- 672 days ago - theworld.org
Soultana and her band won Morocco's biggest amateur music competition a few years back and promptly became the most recognized female rap group in Africa. Soultana's hit single "The Voice of Women" is her anthem.



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

JL A. (276)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 10:23 am
Soultana: ‘The Voice of Women’ Raps in Morocco
By Mary Stucky ⋅ February 20, 2013 ⋅ Post a comment


Soultana and her band won Morocco’s biggest amateur music competition a few years back and promptly became the most recognized female rap group in Africa.

Soultana’s hit single “The Voice of Women” is her anthem.

“She gave him money, love and life,” Soultana raps. “He gave her lies and violence. This is the Moroccan woman. This is one of a million.”

Soultana raps about the challenges facing women in this North African country: illiteracy, poverty, domestic violence, and daily harassment on the street.

(Photo: Shalea Harris)

(Photo: Shalea Harris)
Soultana’s real name is Youssra Oukaf and she’s 27. She walks a fine line, calling for change in Morocco without criticizing the King.

Other Moroccan rappers have ended up in jail for crossing the line but Soultana says she loves the King.

She implores him to improve life for his people—especially young people like her.

“We need jobs, we need education, we need health, we need a lot of things. We sing that we need change. I want to see all of my brothers and my sisters in Morocco working, have jobs,” she says.
Shalea Harris and Ouiame Mitali contributed reporting to this story. It was produced in association with Round Earth Media and SIT Study Abroad’s Morocco journalism program.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 1:10 pm
Not heard it but sounds good

Noted thanks
 

JL A. (276)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 2:31 pm
You are welcome Carol.You cannot currently send a star to Carol because you have done so within the last week.
 

Ro H. (0)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 11:50 am
ty
 

Birgit W. (152)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 4:18 pm
Thank you
 

JL A. (276)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 6:19 pm
You are welcome Ro and Birgit
 

Kirsten Taufer (43)
Monday February 25, 2013, 10:43 am
It takes a lot of courage to speak up in any way, when you are a woman in Islamic nations.
 

JL A. (276)
Monday February 25, 2013, 10:50 am
You cannot currently send a star to Kirsten because you have done so within the last week.
 

Kathleen B. (37)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 2:33 pm
J.L.A. you find the best articles, this one was a great find imo. kate
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 

 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.