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Tue April 24, 2012
Egypt 5: Revolution Songs
Fri. 4/27 10p: Afropop’s "Hip Deep in Egypt” series concludes with a survey of the music created during the first 15 months of the ongoing revolution.
We meet Tahrir Square troubadour Ramy Essam, top rapper Karim Rush, Egyptian music legend Mohamed Mounir among others. Most observers agree that Egypt’s popular music industry has grown out of touch and moribund—a bit like the former government. But what comes next? Scholars and artists weigh in on the significance of music in preparing the way for revolution, and the consequences of revolution on the future of Egyptian music.