Saturday, January 7, 2012

Music as Social Activism in Arab Spring

Dear readers

As I assemble my thoughts on the most recent round of Egyptian elections, let's take a few minutes to listen to this amazing story I heard on NPR yesterday.

Here is the story in print

"Rapper's Imprisonment Tests Moroccan Reforms."

Here is an excerpt

"He is better known as El-Haqed — "the defiant one" — which describes lyrics explicitly critical of Morocco's social ills and the country's monarch. It's an attitude that also describes the young protesters of the February 20 protest movement. His supporters charge that this trial is an attempt to silence him — and them."


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