July 4, 2011 Documentary – Rhymes and Revolution: Soundtrack to the Arab Spring

This is Free Speech Radio News for July 4, 2011. Unprecedented pro-democracy revolutions have gripped the Middle East and North Africa since December. Popularly known as the Arab Awakenings or Arab Spring, these revolts have been led by Arab youth aged 18 to 30 who make up the largest age group in the Arab world. From the outset, these youth-driven protest movements included a strong musical component, and among the most powerful forms of music to emerge during these revolutions has been Arab hip-hop. Stay tuned for Rhymes and Revolution: Soundtrack to the Arab Spring, a special FSRN Documentary produced by Jackson Allers.

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