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Anti-Smoking Arabic Song Hits The Airwaves

050 is a second tier band from Egypt, but their message is no second tier. This time, the band takes on a very serious issue that causes loss of life and resources for Egypt–Smoking. It seems that Arabs have picked ...

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Popstress Arwa Ignores The Revolution In Yemen

While most singers who come from countries where the Arab Spring has stopped by tend to take a side. In Syria, they choose the regime, in Egypt they chose different sides. In Yemen there are no singers, the big names ...

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No More Singing And Dancing Israeli Soldier

Israel is a democracy or so it seems if you have never been to this place. Israel is unique and so is its brand of democracy. What does a Music Blog have to do with Israel? There’s a new pending ...

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Some Freedom For Syria By Samih Chouheir

Syria as a state is having crisis right now, but the people had seen those much earlier. Samih Choukeir saw them early one and sang for the fallen. He was a lone voice in his country who dared to sing ...

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Ramy Essam, The Dudes’ Revolution Singer

This is a piece of music written in Tunis, sang by an Egyptian and performed in South Africa. Not to forget the very Western Guitar melody. Ramy Essam was receiving an ward there and he performed a number of songs. ...

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Marc Black Crafts An Epic For Bouazizi

Few Arab singers told the story of the young man who set himself on fire protesting poverty and corruption in Tunis. Here’s an American song that tells the story of Mohamed Bouazizi, the young Tunisan man who set himself on ...

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The Egyptians Are Coming To You Jerusalem

The young and faithful in Egypt will never let go for the fact that they want to pray in Al Aqsa Mosque in the city of Jerusalem. they really want to pray there and walk there to that place and ...

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Fayrouz Karawya Has More Courage Than Most

Granted she is a singer, but she is not like those ones who go into hiding whenever there’s some new riots or when people get killed. The songs Faryouz Karawya are bold and do not try to sugar coat anything. ...

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Egypt Needs Dramatic Shift, Not Band Aid

Those who cannot do, and those who cannot do, talk. And those can do neither, they sing. That’s the solution that many music production companies seem to come up with. Every time there’s a new riots in Cairo, they release ...

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Samih Coukeir Takes His Freedom Songs To Paris

Syrian singer who wrote the first song that put the Bashar force into shame for their practices in Syrian cities like Daraa. This is Samih Choukeir, and his music were the guest of Paris. In the early 90s, Samih settled ...

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