Times Will Tell

Podcast: This Arab and Jew talk straight, in raps and in person

Rapper Samekh Zakout and educator Uriya Rosenman talk about the impetus for their Dugri rap project

Welcome to Times Will Tell, the weekly podcast from The Times of Israel.

This week, we’re speaking to Samekh Zakout and Uriya Rosenman, an Arab rapper and Israeli educator who banded together in the last year to put their frustrations, thoughts and ideas into words.

Their first, “Bo Nedaber Dugri,” (Let’s Talk Straight), a six-minute, 28-second rap, went viral when released last May.

They had been working together for months, but the impetus for releasing that first rap were the riots that raged through Israel’s mixed cities, including Lod, Acre and Jaffa during the first weeks of May.

The two have now released their second rap, “Munfas,” woven throughout this episode of Times Will Tell.

They are on the road in Israel with their Dugri progject, speaking to Arabs and Jews, sometimes together, about what this country needs in order to find different solutions for future generations.

Dugri – Munfas

"Munfas" is not just another song in my songs list,its a consequence of year and half of honest friendship, Journey and enlightenment with my partnerUriya Rosenman Rosenman.we went through hard times and good times but we never forgot that we have common fate.we believe in mutual better future and that our music can bring the "Munfas" :)Dugri – UR & SAZ Represent

Posted by Dugri – UR & SAZ on Tuesday, November 16, 2021

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