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Weapon of choice is her voice

A spoken-word poet who refers to her voice as “my weapon” is to perform at this weekend’s MuslimFest for young people.

Sofia Baig, a rising star among Canadian Muslim activists, takes the stage Sunday at a two-day gathering intended to celebrate Islamic cultural expression.

“So pardon me while I rip the clip from my lips and throw – blow them away like ashes,” the 20-year-old Montreal poet recites in “My Weapon,” from her debut CD Daughter of the Sand to be launched at the festival.

“My mouth won’t ever cease fire,” she raps. “So load the clip and watch as they shoot out of my lips, rain hell on all of them. I want these words to explode and hit.” (Read More)

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