The following artists and authors have sought to demonstrate the ways in which music is capable of empowering individuals and breaking down pre-conceived notions of identity.

Mona Haydar

Mona Haydar is a Syrian-American artist from Flint, Mich. She wears a hijab with pride. She’s been a performance poet for 13 years, writing about love, trauma, loss, and joy.

Islam and Hip-hop in the USA

In this Atlantic article, professor Su’ad Abdul Khabeer discusses her book “Muslim Cool”  which documents the connection between Islam and hip-hop culture in the United States.