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Spoken word poet Tamim al-Barghouti recited this poem on Al-Jazeera Mubasher on 28 January 2011 - dubbed the 'Day of Rage' by protesters. The poem could be considered a call to continue resisting the regime. It certainly touched the hearts of many…

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In this clip, the much loved vernacular poet Ahmed Fouad Negm celebrates the revolution during its early days. Throughout his life, he wrote many poems about revolution, and at last he felt that his dreams were coming true with Egyptians going out…

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The song is entitled "Ya Masr Hanit wi Banit Kollaha Kam Youm” (Be Patient, Egypt, the Light of Day is about to Emerge). It became a hit after it was composed and sung by the highly acclaimed musician Mostafa Said, based on a poem by Tamim…