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Music Video, Hijabi

This is a Music video. It was production directed by Mona Haydar and produced by Tunde Olaniran.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as part of Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

It is dated 2017. Its medium is video. It is a part of the department.


To commemorate the first Muslim Women’s Day, an online campaign launched by the website MuslimGirl to celebrate the achievements of Muslim women, Syrian American poet and rapper Mona Haydar shared her first music video, “Hijabi.” The song’s verses address many of the probing questions often posed to women who cover, contributing to an ongoing dialogue about Muslim women’s dress. By appearing in the video eight months pregnant, Haydar also challenged conventional notions of motherhood.

It is credited Courtesy of Mona Haydar.

Its dimensions are

Running time: 3:45 min.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

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