Hadag Nahash: Hip-Hop, Cultural Critique, and Social Change
Podcast of a public talk by Azzan Yadin-Israel, Rutgers University
Published: Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Professor Yadin-Israel will discuss the vigorous and self-aware use of the Hebrew literary canon, including bibilical and rabbinic references, in the lyrics of Hadag Nahash - a band known for its intense invovlement in Israeli and Hebrew culture. The words and phrasing in their songs combine literary and religoiusly-infused language with the modern, secular language of the Israeli street to powerful effect.