Antithesis: The Zionist Rapper
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is the name of the award-winning Jewish-themed radio program that Samuel Green created when he was at Cambridge University?
This week is Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, and we are bringing you a special program to celebrate it.
Antithesis was born Samuel Green, into a musical family in London, in 1983. At a young age he took an interest in rap music, and soon started writing raps of his own–with a very unusual twist. As an activist in the Zionist movement from a very early age, his lyrics speak of many aspects of Israel, both in Hebrew and in English. Samuel worked for a number of years in marketing, and his love of Israel led him to make aliyah in 2010. He became a licensed tour guide there and started his own travel business. However, he has never abandoned his love of communicating and connecting in the world of music, and he continues to produce and present his long running Israeli-music podcast, and perform his own music around the world.
Samuel visited Spain in 2009, and spoke with us about his devotion to Israel and its importance in his life and work. This week, to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, we are bringing you that program again.