Friday, November 25, 2011 | Categories: Day 6 Blog
The elections begin in just a couple of days. But scores of Egyptians want change right now. Tens of thousands overtook Cairo's Tahrir Square this week in a show of defiance that echoed the January uprising. They got rid of President Mubarak then. Now they want an end to military rule.
Music is playing an important role in keeping Egypt's protesters united under one voice, and one sound. And since the fall of Mubarak, the music of Egypt has dramatically changed.
Young artists and bands are springing up, with new songs demanding change. Hani Almadhoun has been tracking the music scene in Egypt and how it's changed since the Arab Spring took hold. He's a blogger and the founder of Hot Arabic Music.
Here's some of the music from the interview:
Mohamed Aref, "Martyr in the Trash bin"
Black Theama, "Zahma"
Tamer Hussein, "These Days Will Pass"
Mohamed Mounir, "Ezzai"
Haitham Nabil, "Masr Kol Zaman Zamanha"
Shadia, "Ya Habibti"