Pop culture in the Arab world: Shereen El Feki on TED.com

Posted by: Matthew Trost

At TEDGlobal University, Shereen El Feki shows how some Arab cultures are borrowing trademarks of Western pop culture — music videos, comics, even Barbie — and adding a culturally appropriate twist. The hybridized media shows how two civilizations, rather than dividing, can dovetail. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2009, July 2009, Oxford, UK. Duration: 5:06)

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  • chris mon commented on Feb 3 2010

    Indeed! This situation though is not unique to Arab world.

    Kenya culture too has been influenced by Western pop culture. And, when you ask my daughter to choose between a white and black Barbie doll, she intuitively picks the white one.

    It behooves us as parents to sensitive our children to the positive aspects of our respective cultures.