Revolutionary Music

June 13, 2012

One of the offshoots of the Arab Spring has been the revitalization of grassroots music scenes in Arab capitals from Tunis to Jeddah. Here is an edited selection of revolutionary music from all over the Arab world.


Omar Offendum- #Syria


Cairokee- Ya Maidan


Emal Methloui- Kelmti Horra

Of course, revolutionary music is nothing new and hip-hop/spoken word have been inspiring activists for generations. Here are some of my favorites:

Immortal Technique- Resist Mind Control

Lowkey-My Soul

Ani Difranco- Swan Dive


Feb. 14th

February 18, 2009

Walid Jumblatt in interview:

“Because of the failure of the past president, George Bush. In Palestine – total failure – and now with the new realities on the ground – the Iranians here, the Persian Empire somewhere on the shores of the Mediterranean, in Gaza, in Lebanon, controlling Syria – well, Obama is going to have to engage them.

And also because of the total failure of Americans in the so-called nation building process in Afghanistan, the Iranians are going to be a key player everywhere and the Americans will have to abide by the new rules. “



Hariri Memorial Speeches:

“Parliamentary elections are fateful because they provide an opportunity to build a free state,” he said.

“Today we stand at the threshold of the international tribunal,” Hariri told the cheering crowd. “The hour of truth and justice has come and your voice will overcome that of the oppressors and we will know the truth.”