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Published On: Sat, Apr 8th, 2017

“We Will Live On” ISIS Survivors’ Rap Video Proves Christians, Muslims and Yazidis Can Coexist

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Siraj Davis (nsnbc) : The music video “We Will Live On” is a multi-religious, multi-lingual amalgam with Christian, Muslim, and Yazidi music artists sounding a bugle in Kurdish and English languages for the purpose of humanity.

We will live on_SD_MUsic Video 2 JPGThe participants are amateur rappers the Naj, students at the American International School of Kurdistan (Mohammed Reza and Arman Ashqi Hussein).

Also included in the music video are snips of interviews with Yazidi survivors of ISIS and head religious figures of the Yazidi community such as Khurto Ismail Hajj.

Interesting to note is a young iconoclastic female Muslim singer, in fashion of Afghani rapper Paradise Sorouri challenging social norms, Tasneem Wadiya, sings the Christian hymn “Where is the Love,” by Black Eyed Peas within the song .

We will live on_SD_MUsic Video 3 JPG.It is the first rap video upon the subject of the genocide against Yazidis in Northern Iraq / Kurdistan by ISIS.

The music video’s purpose or message is to raise awareness of the genocide of Yazidis.

The chorus or hook is sung by child survivors of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) genocide with the resonating defiant declaration of Yazidi survivors of ISIS genocide, “we survived Daesh ( Daesh is a pejorative for ISIS), this is our song, we will rebuild, we will live on!”

It is set in multiple contexts including footage from Gwer and Bashiqa frontlines, helicopter footage over Dahuk refugee camps, famous mosques and churches in Kurdistan, Black Tiger base of nephew -Sirwan Barzani- of Kurdish president Masoud Barzani, an abandoned school full of Yazidi survivors of ISIS genocide in Sharya Camp, and more.

Featured artists are Ortega the Omega who has performed concerts with Snoop We will live on_SD_MUsic Video 4JPGDogg’s Dogg Pound constituents Daz Dillinger and Kurrupt, Prodigal of Wu Tang Clan, DJ. Yella of N.W.A., Ice Cube’s WestSide Connection, Nipsey Hussle, and even created a song titled “Outlawz” with Young Noble of 2 Pac Shakur’s Outlawz.

The second artist is professional model Khrystiana Maldanado who was featured in a music video of artists Snoop Dogg and Young Jeezy and E-40 “My House” and rap artist YG “In a Heartbeat.”

S/D – nsnbc 08.04.2017


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