Syrian duo Refugees of Rap taught French schoolchildren how to compose their own raps.
A workshop by the duo Refugees of Rap opens new horizons for pupils at a school in northern France.
On October 11, rap group Refugees of Rap organized a "rap writing" workshop at Octave Mirbeau College in Trévières, France, as part of the Refugee Food Festival in canteens, organized by UNHCR France to raise awareness among college students the situation of refugees and forced displacement around the world.
It was in 2007, in a Palestinian refugee camp in Yarmouk, Syria, that the brothers, Yaser and Mohamed Jamous, created this group. Their texts offer a glimpse of life in the camp and denounce the situation in Syria. They are forced into exile in 2013 and become refugees in France the same year.
Refugees of Rap members organize rap writing workshops for young people around the concept of freedom of expression to raise awareness of the notion of exile.
Their third album is released on November 25, 2018 and they will perform in Paris (October 20), Stuttgart (October 27) and the Grands Voisins de Paris (November 24) for the release of their album.