Late last month, Rattani and a group of Mipsterz (= Muslim hipsters) released a video to the tune of the Jay-Z song “Somewhere in America” .
The video shows diverse Muslim women who choose to wear the hijab, or head covering, and do so with individual style. The women are also seen doing quirky, random things like skateboarding, walking around a forest, and other hipster-esque escapades.
These women are lawyers, doctors, athletes, mothers, shoppers, but above all they are powerful Muslim American women… and they are hipsters!
The video has sparked huge amounts of commentary, both positive and negative.
Click on the link to view the video:
This is the orihginal song from which the parody “Plastic State of Mind” was made.
“I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There’s just one thing I need
I don’t care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I don’t need to hang my stocking
There upon the fireplace
Santa Claus won’t make me happy
With a toy on Christmas day
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is you baby
Look, I wanna make a nation proud, one day we’ll say things loud and be free
with the power of our speech we can change our world and how it’s perceived
we’ve got doubts and beliefs but not one thing’s truly out of our reach
don’t tell me the sky’s the limit cause nothing can pull me down
when I dream I’m working on turning ‘em into a reality and opening eyes
and sharing a vision with every person who had chosen to be blind
I wanna focus their minds to show that despite we’re broken inside
we can stand powerful together without a cloak or disguise
I hope in the future that I can look back on a new generation that’s peaceful
that’s grateful they’re equal cause those before made a change for the people
with paints and an easel we picture perfect drew our attention to making the most of our time
creating more than useless inventions
I’m only young so I guess it’s down for you to decide
would you choose to fight for what you believe in would you do what is right
if I needed you would you stand tall with me right here by my side
be the change you want to see, take a look through my eyes
I am Malala I am infinite hope I am Malala, I am, I am, I am I am Malala I am infinite hope
I am Malala, I am, I am, I am I am Malala
They say the harder the culture, they say the harder the girl
I say the smarter the girl, then the stronger our world
from a country where we made fortunes of others’ misfortunes
and betray our own people then we mourn for a portion of time
always taught to fight for my rights
Malala fought for education then she fought for her life
it’s hard to strive to be better when oppressed by the suppressors
treated like the lesser, just be clever ignore the ignorance
from the ignorant society is ridiculous but it’s the world that we’re living in
chauffeurs our drive and denies our desire being silent doesn’t help,
it adds fuel to the fire how can somebody young like me even find any truth
when nobody’s looking for truth in the youth life isn’t a choice,
so who are we to say what’s void and Malala gave a voice to me cuz…
hard work and talent equals infinite growth
in school a child and a teacher equals infinite hope… 🙂
This video was made by American stars to help a campaign against childhood obesity in the US. The message is clear : “Everybody move, exercise, eat healthy! You have only 1 life, 1 body, be fit!”.
With Michelle Obama, Dr. Oz and Jordin Sparks.
In the USA, June 14th is Flag Day.
http://playingforchange.com – From the documentary “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music”, the legendary Bob Marley song “One Love” with different musicians from various countries. This is the third video from the documentary.
It is performed by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it traveled the globe.
This little song can help you learn prepositions !
“Shine bright like a diamond”