Event | 6 Apr 2017 | Tropenmuseum
Together with artists, activists and tastemakers we examine the influence of Moroccan identity on popular culture in the Netherlands. How does 'mocro' represent a complex concept of Dutch citizenship?
Coolness and Dutch Citizenship
During 'Mocro?', we look deeper into the ways in which a new generation of rappers, artists, activists, and tastemakers shape and express a Moroccan, Muslim-Dutch identity. The concept of 'mocro' has slowly but steadily achieved a reputation within mainstream media and street culture. It brings together a combination of coolness, cultural identity, and creativity, and represents an increasing influence of a new generation of Moroccan Dutch youth. But to what extent does it contribute to any sort of agency for the new generation?
- Sjaak (rapper from Amsterdam East)
- Khadija Al Mourabit (philosopher and feminist from Amsterdam North)
- Souf Kinani (managing editor at Noisey)
- Fatima Warsame (freelance journalist at FunX)
- Ome Omar (rapper, writer, and Dutch language teacher)
- Malique Mohamud (editor hiphop culture at De Correspondent)
Moderator: Saul van Stapele