Friday, April 14

Music of the revolution: The Arab Spring soundtrack

"Where, today, is that revolutionary hope which filled the streets in 2011? In such desperate times of destruction, we turn to those who create. We look to those people who find the space in their hearts to create labours of love - yes, creativity and love are acts of revolution in an age of carnage and hatred. We look to the artists. We look to the musicians. We look to all those for whom resistance to the brutal savagery of violence comes by forging a new cultural heritage. It is a culture of resistance. It is culture as resistance. The beat of the Spring goes on..."
The New Arab (Video)
Islamic Voices: Music of the Arab Spring (Video)

2011 February: Raï, 2011 November: The Battle of Algiers (1957), 2012 February: An Intro To Rebel Hip-Hop Of The Arab Revolutions, 2013 March: Poems for the Millennium: The University of California Book of North African Literature, 2017 March: Algeria’s New Imprint