In Iraq, religious rap meets a chorus of controversy

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In Iraq, religious rap meets a chorus of controversyAs the black-clad rapper spat lyrics into the microphone on stage, the Iraqi boys below beat their chests in mourning. In parts of conservative Iraq, a religious movement within the Shiite sect has adapted the traditional 'latmiyat' -- chanted verses mourning Muslim icons -- to Western-style rap in an effort to keep youth interested in religion.


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