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Paradise Sorouri grew up in Afghanistan and delivers raps about the suppression of woman – that makes her life tough on many levels not the least being handed death threats.
Making up one half of the rap duo, 143 with her fiancé, Diverse they started by doing raps about love but soon turned to rapping about violence against women when they moved from Afghanistan to Tajikistan
As Paradise explains, “During the three years that Dairos and I were working in Herat, I realized that there was a lot of violence and discrimination against women. In Afghanistan’s highly patriarchal society, if a woman has a job, she is looked down upon and will definitely be subjected to vulgar language. So just imagine what it is like for artists. Most people consider female artists as nothing more than prostitutes.”