Global Notes: Fighting Islamophobia Through Music

Global Notes: Fighting Islamophobia Through Music

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Syrian-American poet and activist Mona Haydar first garnered media attention in 2015, when she and her husband, Sebastian Robins, started a ’“Talk to a Muslim” donut and coffee stand in Cambridge, Massachusetts to fight Islamophobia.

Now she’s turned to rap music.


On this week’s Global Notes, Morning Shift and Radio M host Tony Sarabia talks to Haydar about her newfound musical career and how current events in Syria may be playing an influencing her songwriting.