Salome MC is an Iranian musician, multimedia artist, writer and educator. She is the first woman rapper/hiphop producer of Iran, where she helped shape the hiphop scene in early 2000’s. In 2010 Salome moved to Japan after being awarded the MEXT scholarship, and received her M.A. in Audiovisual Arts at Tohoku University of Arts and Design. During her 6 year in Japan, she explored various mediums of storytelling by combining music, performance art and multimedia installations. Salome has been featured on the Guardian, MTV, and Time magazine, and her work have been showcased around the world, including the 56th Venice Biennale and Yale University.
In 2016, Salome immigrated to Washington where she continues to make art, having received an Artist Trust fellowship in 2018 and a 4Culture Project Grant for her multilingual music project “Seven Climes“. Salome is a Jack Straw teaching artist for music production, and conducts “HipHop without Borders”, a youth workshop aiming at empowering ESL students to explore themes of identity, home and languages through the power of hiphop music.
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