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Activism And The Arts In Light Of Black Lives Matter Movement

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Tchiyiwe Chihana and Aar Maanta discuss the role of Activism and the Arts in light of the Black Lives Matter Movement

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Aar Maanta is a Somali-British musician whose activism , work and creativity has led him to become a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). As a singer and songwriter, he has embraced a mix of styles that brings influences from rock and reggae together with traditional Somali and Arabic music. Aar Maanta's songs are written in the traditional Somali poetic form using allegory and alliteration to address issues of relevance to Somali immigrants .

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