Rebel Rap Music Diplomacy
Independent Films, Politics
Rap Music Diplomacy!
Diplomat-Artists? – perhaps not but rebels using rap music to convey their intention to engage in negotiations and compromise with what they project as the establishment. It is also a clever tactical approach for FARC, the Columbian Marxist rebel group that is labeled by some, including the US Government as terrorists. FARC’s leaders can seek to both engage in negotiations while both in style and perhaps substance project their distance from the recognized authorities.
FARC has also been losing members as well as battles. A new approach was/is probably needed simply for the survival of FARC and the cause. As the FARC rapping is in Spanish, I can only give a brief observation that it appears a bit stale in style but has a good rhythm , although I doubt we will se Colombian Government representative humming in melody. Nonetheless, rapping over shooting is very much preferable. This also may be one more case where “gangsta-rap” perhaps goes beyond its self-inflicted bad-boy image. 50 Cent has evidenced a very giving and caring side beyond his dominant image. “Rap Star Making Good on Promise!” http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/films/blog_post/rap-star-making-good-on-promise/45436. If there is a similar reinvention for the FARC, then it probably means that peace may have a chance, although one should highlight that both missing persons and key basis for negotiations/ceasefire remain to be confirmed.
Year of Production: 2012
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- Muhamed Sacirbey
- Susan Sacirbey