Abeer aka Sabreena da Witch (US/Palestine)

Abeer Alzinaty, aka. Sabreena da Witch, is a self-proclaimed “growing diva and learning witch”. She grew up in the mixed Arab & Israeli town of Lyd, outside Jerusalem, and learned at an early age that the arts were the only way for her to fully and freely express herself. She began to sing and rap as a teenager but was prohibited by her family from performing publicly. She finally took to the stage for the first time when she was 24, after being featured in the documentary film, “Slingshot Hip Hop”. At the same time, she immigrated to the United States, where she continues to live and pursue her career as an R&B singer, while at the same time using music to educate audiences about issues of oppression and injustice, not only towards Palestinians but towards women and minorities all over the world.

www.myspace.com/sdawitch

This promo video from her upcoming mixtape, “Witch’s Intifada”, says it all. It ain’t easy bein a female MC…

Well, maybe not all. As Abeer explains in this interview about “Slingshot Hip Hop”, she had to hide her passion for many years – not just from public audiences but from her own mother.

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