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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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In this song, Youssra El-Hawary pokes fun at conservative norms. The lyrics describe how people do different things on the streets, including killing each other and committing other crimes. But when "we forget ourselves and kiss each other on the…

This satirical song was released in February 2018, criticising the 4-year rule of President Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi, telling him that 'enough is enough'. Sisi is referred to as "balaha", which literally means 'date' (as in the fruit) but also refers to…