n Critical Arts : A Journal of South-North Cultural and Media Studies - 'RaGap' : music and identity among young Ethiopians in Israel

Volume 17, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 0256-0046



In this article, I present the emergence of a recent phenomenon among young Ethiopians in Israel, in which they appropriate and identify with specific black musical genres such as Reggae and Rap, and develop a new sub-culture of Afro-Israeli identity. <br>This is part of their struggle for belonging and integration into Israeli society, that is currently in a state of crisis and alienation, as well as an opening of future participation in black Diaspora identity and struggle.

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