"People are dancing while others are dying" by Cairokee Band
أغنية "ناس بترقص وناس بتموت" لفرقة كايروكي
The song was made in early 2014 to reflect the dismay and state of frustration of many people who took part in the 2011 revolution, including members of the Cairokee band themselves.
Singer Amir Eid laments how some people are "dancing" and joyful while many others are dying (both physically and metaphorically) as a result of the deteriorating standards of living, and the absence of the freedom of expression: "the loudest voice at the party is the voice of silence". The lyrics of this song reflect how the Cairokee band's songs shifted to a rather cynical position after their early joyful and celebratory songs of the 2011 revolution.
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Cairokee Band, “"People are dancing while others are dying" by Cairokee Band,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed September 22, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/35.