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Poetic Pilgrimage

Featured Poem:

No More War

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Bismilahi Rahman Al-Rahim.

We Poetic Pilgrimage, we stand for peace, justice and equality.
We’re anti-bloodshed, anti-violence and we say no more war.

I seen it all before, death and destruction, I heard it all before,
greed and corruption. No more, no more war. No more no more war.

I got a vision that the meek shall inherit this earth for what it’s worth,
and the righteous arise, use light to reverse the effects of Satan’s curse.
It’s getting worse on this earth, its ocean bank’s burst, famine and drought, hunger and thirst.

For the last will be first, out of nations dispersed. Diverse as stars, in this universe. Perverse men disturb the humble who preserve Allah’s majestic words and so are visual firm. I spit this verse from the wings of birds, sprint with buffalo herds to get my voice heard.

I hear the symphonies, angelic trumpets in the breeze,
they no say play say judgment day aint far away.
The wicked dance upon the graves of the innocently slayed under the anti-terror masquerade.
But still we pray, five times a day, and still we pray, five times a day.

I seen it all before, death and destruction, I heard it all before,
greed and corruption. No more, no more war. No more no more war.

In this world so consumed with vanity, I’m trying to find an ounce of sanity. Keep my steps in tune with the sighting of the moon, the rising of the sun. That’s how the west was won, I see stars in the horizon, clouds with silver lining, my soul’s redefining. I spit skylines, push up peace signs in crews on front lines.
We stay undefined, to undermine the beast and those of its kind
in the midst of this paradigm.
I’m just reaching my prime, my optimus, no games, no fables, no lead tables, trying to live my life stable.
This ain’t no stakeholdiing shares on my soul, nor for fame or for gold.
Shoot aim and offload, this time was foretold by wise men who were bold.
So we stay composed as the story unfolds.
Oh behold, as the story unfolds, fold, fold.

I seen it all before, death and destruction, I heard it all before,
greed and corruption. No more, no more war. No more, no more war.

Love, light, honesty, modesty, self respect. Love each other the same way you’d love your mother and pray for brighter days. Pray for a new tomorrow, pray for peace, pray for peace.

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Biography

Poetic Pilgrimage are an exciting female Hip Hop and spoken word duo from the UK who are set to take the world by storm with their unique sound, intelligent lyrics and unparalleled charisma. They are a rare act, being one of the few Muslim female outfits around and are unafraid to express themselves through the art of rhyme.

Poetic Pilgrimage brings a refreshing perspective on issues of identity, immigration, and global politics and as one of the very few Muslim, female Hip Hop acts in the world, their music reflects this unique experience. The world has much to learn from the lyrics of these two women.

Muneera Rashida and Sukina Abdul Noor were both born in Bristol to Jamaican parents, and have been performing together as Poetic Pilgrimage for 6 years. The early part of their career saw them as favorites on the London poetry circuit where they performed alongside some of the biggest names, placing them at the forefront of the fast-growing International Muslim Hip Hop scene. They use their music to unite their community with the greater hip-hop and music scene.

Their musical goals are to make progressive Hip Hop music that fuses their African and Caribbean roots with their musical tastes such as Jazz, Afrobeat, Soul and beyond, providing a creatively comparable backdrop to their message of peace, unity and freedom.

The group has toured all over Europe and the United States and have performed alongside artists such as Talib Kweli from the USA, K’naan from Somalia and Mutabaruka from Jamaica. They have received critical acclaim and press coverage from many of Europe’s most notable publications.

Whether helping youth learn to write heartfelt poetry, or rapping at the most male-dominated Hip Hop venues, Poetic Pilgrimage has become one of the most well-known and well-respected Muslim hip-hop crews in the world.

Poetic Pilgrimage

poetic pilgrimage
poetic pilgrimage

Biography

Poetic Pilgrimage are an exciting female Hip Hop and spoken word duo from the UK who are set to take the world by storm with their unique sound, intelligent lyrics and unparalleled charisma. They are a rare act, being one of the few Muslim female outfits around and are unafraid to express themselves through the art of rhyme.

Poetic Pilgrimage brings a refreshing perspective on issues of identity, immigration, and global politics and as one of the very few Muslim, female Hip Hop acts in the world, their music reflects this unique experience. The world has much to learn from the lyrics of these two women.

Muneera Rashida and Sukina Abdul Noor were both born in Bristol to Jamaican parents, and have been performing together as Poetic Pilgrimage for 6 years. The early part of their career saw them as favorites on the London poetry circuit where they performed alongside some of the biggest names, placing them at the forefront of the fast-growing International Muslim Hip Hop scene. They use their music to unite their community with the greater hip-hop and music scene.

Their musical goals are to make progressive Hip Hop music that fuses their African and Caribbean roots with their musical tastes such as Jazz, Afrobeat, Soul and beyond, providing a creatively comparable backdrop to their message of peace, unity and freedom.

The group has toured all over Europe and the United States and have performed alongside artists such as Talib Kweli from the USA, K’naan from Somalia and Mutabaruka from Jamaica. They have received critical acclaim and press coverage from many of Europe’s most notable publications.

Whether helping youth learn to write heartfelt poetry, or rapping at the most male-dominated Hip Hop venues, Poetic Pilgrimage has become one of the most well-known and well-respected Muslim hip-hop crews in the world.

Featured Poem:

No More War

Enlarge poem

Bismilahi Rahman Al-Rahim.

We Poetic Pilgrimage, we stand for peace, justice and equality.
We’re anti-bloodshed, anti-violence and we say no more war.

I seen it all before, death and destruction, I heard it all before,
greed and corruption. No more, no more war. No more no more war.

I got a vision that the meek shall inherit this earth for what it’s worth,
and the righteous arise, use light to reverse the effects of Satan’s curse.
It’s getting worse on this earth, its ocean bank’s burst, famine and drought, hunger and thirst.

For the last will be first, out of nations dispersed. Diverse as stars, in this universe. Perverse men disturb the humble who preserve Allah’s majestic words and so are visual firm. I spit this verse from the wings of birds, sprint with buffalo herds to get my voice heard.

I hear the symphonies, angelic trumpets in the breeze,
they no say play say judgment day aint far away.
The wicked dance upon the graves of the innocently slayed under the anti-terror masquerade.
But still we pray, five times a day, and still we pray, five times a day.

I seen it all before, death and destruction, I heard it all before,
greed and corruption. No more, no more war. No more no more war.

In this world so consumed with vanity, I’m trying to find an ounce of sanity. Keep my steps in tune with the sighting of the moon, the rising of the sun. That’s how the west was won, I see stars in the horizon, clouds with silver lining, my soul’s redefining. I spit skylines, push up peace signs in crews on front lines.
We stay undefined, to undermine the beast and those of its kind
in the midst of this paradigm.
I’m just reaching my prime, my optimus, no games, no fables, no lead tables, trying to live my life stable.
This ain’t no stakeholdiing shares on my soul, nor for fame or for gold.
Shoot aim and offload, this time was foretold by wise men who were bold.
So we stay composed as the story unfolds.
Oh behold, as the story unfolds, fold, fold.

I seen it all before, death and destruction, I heard it all before,
greed and corruption. No more, no more war. No more, no more war.

Love, light, honesty, modesty, self respect. Love each other the same way you’d love your mother and pray for brighter days. Pray for a new tomorrow, pray for peace, pray for peace.

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (1)
  • Pride (0)
  • Optimism (0)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (2)
  • Reflection (0)
  • Captivation (0)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (0)
  • Sorrow (3)
  • Vigour (1)
  • Hope (0)
  • Sadness (1)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (1)

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