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In this video, recorded in Ramallah, at the 2012 Palestine International Festival, Egyptian singer Maryam Saleh sings 'Nixon Baba', originally written by Ahmed Fouad Negm and Sheikh Imam, who were popular for decades amongst left-wing circles for…
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A singer-songwriter who rose to fame shortly after the 2011 revolution, with this song a particular hit. He also performed in front of protesters in Tahrir Square during the uprising. He is known for his faith-inspired music, which is not only…
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In this mahragan track, Sadat and Fifty endorse the revolution but also poke fun at one of its most famous slogans, turning attention to people's everyday concerns.
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This song, by Ultras Ahlawy tells the story of the emergence of the group and their role in the 2011 revolution, including the massacre of 74 Ultras Ahlawy members following a match in Port Said in February 2012.
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Live performance at El Sawy Culture Wheel, one of the few music venues in Cairo. The song is a social commentary on poor urban planning that leads to overcrowding, poor safety and poor living conditions.
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Nour is a song by the famous Egyptian rapper Zap Tharwat featuring the renowned actor Amina Khalil. The song was developed under the leadership of the National Council for Women (NCW) in collaboration with UN Women Egypt Country Office with the…
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“Masr le kol al-Masryeen” (Egypt for all Egyptians) is a celebratory riposte at the Brotherhood, variously accused of attempting to turn Egypt into their own fiefdom or divide the country. The song expresses themes such as national unity and the…
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In this song, rock band Cairokee put to music “Al-ahzan al-‘adeyya” (Ordinary Sorrows, 1981) by legendary vernacular poet Abdel Rahman al-Abnoudi. Abnoudi's poem paints a picture of defiance in the of face of oppression: 'We’re the people who get hit…
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