Song "The Wall" by Youssra El-Hawary
أغنية "السور" ليسرا الهواري
The song was produced in 2012, lyrics by Walid Taher, sung and composed by Youssra El-Hawary, who also plays the accordion. The song satirises the building of barricades and walls (by the military and the police) to separate streets and neighbourhoods in the aftermath of the 2011 Revolution.
These walls were built to prevent the protesters from reaching certain streets around the Tahrir Square area, such as Mohammed Mahmoud and Sheikh Rihan streets, which lead to the Ministry of Interior building. The protesters subverted the security logics of the walls by daubing them in revolutionary graffiti. The song is critical, but light-hearted and humorous.
- Walid Taher
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Youssra El-Hawary, “Song "The Wall" by Youssra El-Hawary,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed March 22, 2023, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/10.