A Documentary Film Project in Development

The story of 1990s hip-hop band Mecca2Medina and the growth of a conscious, spiritual music movement in the UK.

Executive Producers
Rakin Fetuga
Aminah Ofori

Eliot Gelberg-Wilson
Natasha Natarajan

Eliot Gelberg-Wilson

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Showcase Event

Thursday 25th August 2022 | 6-8pm | SOAS

We recently organised an event to raise awareness about this film project and celebrate British-Islamic hip-hop today

It was such a lovely evening and great to hear all the artist and speakers discussing their experience. There was lots of food for thought and we need to try and build on this now, so to ensure it is kept going for the next generation! 

– Aoni Hussain


We enjoyed beautiful live performances from Ahmad Ikhlas, MoYah, Khaled Siddiq and Mecca2Media themselves. The diversity of styles and cultures on stage was amazing to see.

We screened the 15 minute promotional film we’ve made so far (above). We were really pleased that we were able to include a 5 minute section about our time following Mecca2Medina to The Sufi Festival in Glasgow this July 2022. It was also wonderful to see director Eliot Gelberg-Wilson enjoy this work on the big screen for the first time.

We ended with a panel discussion chaired by Muneera Pilgrim with all the performers and Eliot. We discussed what British-Islamic Hip-Hop means to the performers today, why this film is important, the taboo of music in Islam and more.

When it was all over we mingled in the foyer of the lecture theatre until the building closed!

Event photography by @coffee.and.dhikr