Muslim Engagement through the Arts

May 7, 2010

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Asad Jafri DJs in Chicago

The American Muslim arts movement uses a universal language to connect people beyond traditional barriers. From hip-hop to documentary film-making, a young generation of Muslims has spurred a global arts movement.

Asad Jafri is the Director of Arts and Culture at the Inner-city Muslim Action Network (IMAN). Behind the turntables, he's known as DJ Man-o-Wax.

He tells Jerome how a new generation of American-Muslims uses the arts to express their faith and engage society.