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HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014

World

Female rapper in Afghanistan
AP
Kabul, October 10, 2012
First Published: 23:56 IST(10/10/2012)
Last Updated: 23:57 IST(10/10/2012)

"Listen to my story! Listen to my pain and suffering!" Afghanistan's first female rapper Sosan Firooz pleads into her microphone.

With her first rap song, the outspoken 23-year-old singer is making history in her homeland where society frowns on women who take the stage. She is already shunned by some of her relatives. But for Firooz, the best way to express herself is through rap, a musical genre that is starting to generate a following in Afghanistan.


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