We're Muslim Don't Panic - Female Hip Hop Muslim Dance Troupe

Date: 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Askwith Hall, 13 Appian Way

Presented by: Harvard Graduate School of Education
Admission: FREE 
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Presented by: Harvard Graduate School of Education
Admission: FREE 

Amirah Sackett is an internationally recognized Muslim American hip-hop choreographer, teacher, and performer.  In 2011 she curated her own show called “The JOINT Project” in an effort to push hip-hop artists to create work outside of their comfort zone.  She created the group “We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic” (skip to minute 1:11 for performace) with dancers Iman and Khadijah, to promote understanding and respect of the female Muslim style of dress called hijab, to non-Muslim audiences.  Since then they have been featured in rapper, Brother Ali’s, music video “Mourning in America” as well as performing all over the country.  Amirah, Iman, and Khadijah were honored to receive the prestigious Sage Cowles Award  “Best Ensemble Performance” for the performance of her choreography  “Mourning in America” in 2013.  Most recently the group was featured in a PopSugar Celebrity feature and AJ+ feature, which went viral and has been seen across the globe.  The group continues to work together and separately on many different hip-hop projects in their respective communities. "We're Muslim, Don't Panic" believes hip-hop culture, as a whole, gives voice to those often unheard and is a way to uplift, inspire, and bring change to those communities that need it the most.
The group will be performing and a lecture will follow with Q&A.