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Iron Sheik

July 18, 2010

We’ve played tunes by the Iron Sheik in episodes 27 and 28 of the Secret Archives of the Vatican Podcast, so here’s a little more info:

Using hip-hop as his medium, the Iron Sheik relays informed views on the Palestinian movement for independence, the war on terrorism, US foreign policy in general, the Arab world, and growing up Arab-American. Since releasing his first album, Camel Clutch 2003, he has toured and performed both nationally and internationally. Musically, the Sheik often draws on Arabic music, such as the legendary Um Kulthoum, Fairuz, Marcel Khalife, Abdel-Halim, and more.

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