Hisham Aidi is, among other things, the author of a truly fascinating book about Muslims and hiphop: Rebel Music: Race, Empire and the New Muslim Youth Culture. From the US to Europe (including the Netherlands) to Brazil Aidi covers, as one reviewer aptly described as “the eagerness of young Muslims in every culture to find musical expression that feels honest and a safe haven in an endlessly combative world.” It is a must read for every scholar, student or whoever who wants to understand something of the relationship between Muslims’ youth culture and music.

Below you find two interviews with Hisham Aidi; a recent one on Al Jazeera America by Wajahat Ali and one on PBS.