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This song mocks state propaganda in portraying the IMF as the saviour of Egyptians from poverty and need. As the Egyptian state justifies the large loans received from the IMF in terms of advancing the economic situation of the poor, the singer here…

Through this song, Yasser Elmanawehly, one of the voices of the 2011 revolution, expresses his dismay at the erasure of street graffiti by the authorities. He sings that even if the revolution's graffiti is erased from the walls, the regime will not…

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In the Egyptian popular context, the phrase “Reg‘eit Rima” (Rima is back), implies that someone is going back to their old habits. Here, it is a metaphorical reference to the return of the old military regime. The song satirizes the cliche ́discourse…