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This award-winning documentary, aired internationally in 2014, tracks several musicians from Egypt's underground heavy metal scene, including the sons of opposition politician Ayman Nour and the members of the country's first female metal band.…
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Abdullah El-Sherif is an Islamist-leaning Youtube personality who models his show on Bassem Youssef (and by extension, Jon Stewart), in the style of a satirical catch-up on the news. His earlier videos were primarily politically-inspired poems in the…
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Dr Dina Rezk interviews former heart surgeon turned comedian Bassem Youssef in Los Angeles asking him about humour in Egypt, the huge success of his TV series, 'El Bernameg' ('The Show'), and the political power of satire.
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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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Tahrir Documents is an archive of activist papers from the 2011 Egyptian uprising and its aftermath. Materials were collected from demonstrations in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and published in complete English translation alongside scans of the original…
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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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Song using Egyptian children to venerate the army in the wake of the army's removal of former president Mohamed Morsi.
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If there is one song that is immediately associated with the military coup of 3 July 2013, then it is “Tislam al-Ayady” (God Bless Your Hands). This song — or “operetta” — was written by singer Mostafa Kamel and widely played in the months following…
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This song, by belly dancer Sama El-Masry, released the month following the military coup against Mohamed Morsi, accuses US President Obama of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood because of the US administration's concern about the way in which Mohammed…
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