Omar Robert Hamilton's musical map of the Egyptian Revolution

In author Omar Robert Hamilton's q block party, he takes us to the front lines of protests in Egypt, exploring the sounds of Cairo's Tahrir Square.
(Sam Waxman)

Omar Robert Hamilton's debut novel, The City Always Wins (out now), is a fictional account of the Egypt Revolution of 2011, wrapped up in truth. Hamilton himself spent many days and nights on the front line in Tahrir Square, and in this q block party, he presents a soundscape of those days and how the change in music reflected the change in times. 

— Produced by Ben Edwards