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Salome MC

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Salome MC is an Iranian musician, multimedia artist, writer and educator. She is the first woman rapper/hiphop producer of Iran, where she helped shape the hiphop scene in early 2000’s. In 2010 Salome moved to Japan after being awarded the MEXT scholarship, where she received an M.A. in audiovisual arts at Tohoku University of Arts and Design; Salome then expanded her storytelling mediums by combining music, performance art and audiovisual installations.  

In 2016, Salome immigrated to Washington State where she continues to make art, and conducts “HipHop without Borders”, a music workshop designed for immigrant and refugee youth to give them creative tools in navigating themes of belonging, identity and language. In 2021, Salome founded “Seven Climes” project, an on-going initiative aiming to amplify the voices of emerging rappers from the marginalized ethnic groups back in Iran. She is on the advisory board of Code Pink, a women-led grassroots organization supporting human rights initiatives, and currently serves in Bothell city’s Arts Commission. Salome has been featured on the Guardian, MTV, and Time magazine, and her artwork has been showcased around the world, including the 56th Venice Biennale and Yale University. She currently serves on Bothell City’s Art Commission. 

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