Art Heals – and Allows us to be Awed Again by Life

By Emilia Ismail

September 2017 PENANG PROFILE
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The rapper Barakah Blue seeks to spread positivity through poetry and musicBarakah Blue.Sufism may be perceived negatively in Malaysia for its mystical practices, but American rapper and poet Barakah Blue is not afraid to spread Sufi spiritual teachings through his poetry and music. Penang Monthly caught up with the spiritual rapper-poet when he stopped by Penang earlier this year for his Barakah Blue Malaysia Tour 2017, organised by the Crescent Collective in partnership with the US Embassy.People are curious about...

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Emilia Ismail

is a freelance writer who has a love-hate relationship with the weighing scale.