Media Type:

Songs


Title

Song "Take a Close Look at the Picture" by Salma Sabbahi
أغنية "اتأملوا الصورة" لسلمى الصباحي

Subject

Song

Description

The song was produced in late 2011 after the famous cabinet sit-in and the violence directed against the protesters by the military. The lyrics condemn the army, and their extreme measures of violence and abuse committed against the women protesters (especially 'sitt al-banat').
Sabbahi calls upon Egyptians to look closely at the new picture in which army officers are beating, torturing and killing protesters on the streets, and then accusing them of being "baltagiyya" (thugs). The singer sharply criticises this emerging “bloody” picture, urging the viewers to ponder this new frame.

Creator

Salma Sabbahi (singer); Ahmed Shalabi (lyrics creator); and Mohammed Khalaf (composer)

Publisher

YouTube

Date Published

22/12/2011

Rights

YouTube Standard Licence

Format

video

Language

Arabic

Type

Song

Identifier

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEyaiyLqvfg

Coverage

osm Protest song

Date Created

22/12/2011

Citation

Salma Sabbahi (singer); Ahmed Shalabi (lyrics creator); and Mohammed Khalaf (composer), “Song "Take a Close Look at the Picture" by Salma Sabbahi,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed September 19, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/12.

Output Formats


Media

Salma Sahbahy.jpg

    Warning! This video contains some images of violence.

Duration

3.11 min.