• Libya: Photos of instrument-burning distributed online

    An information office of The Islamic State, Isis, in Libya has published photos of its militants burning musical instruments they said were confiscated in line with the radical group’s interpretation of Sharia law. Instrumental music is banned according to the extreme form of Salafi Islam practiced by Islamic State. » Photos: www.dump.to/hesba11 المكتب الإعلامي لولاية […]
  • Libya: Anonymity a growing trend among revolutionary singers

    ARTICLES ##PagePublishedLong## Libya: Anonymity a growing trend among revolutionary singers Since the 17 February revolution began in Benghazi, new songs by unknown, young singers are being uploaded and distributed almost daily via the Internet. The singers of ‘The Arab Spring’ disregard all copyright-concern and the possibility of establishing a name for themselves from their music-making. […]
  • Libya: Musicians for the first time on national radio

    RADIO REPORT ##PagePublishedLong## Libya: Musicians for the first time on national radio Three weeks earlier, guitarist Fuad Ramadan could have been arrested for performing most of his songs in public. Now he is for the first time invited to perform live on national radio, reported the American public service radio NPR Musicians and other Libyans who […]
  • Libya: Imprisoned Berber musician on hunger strike

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Libya: Imprisoned berber musician on hunger strike Abdullah Ashini, a popular Amazigh singer in Libya, is reported to have started an indifinite hunger strike in his prison cell. In December 2010, he was convicted and given a five-year prison sentence on charges for ‘illegal migration’. The popular Berber singer from the village of […]
  • Middle East: Hip-hop is a soundtrack to the North African revolt

    ARTICLES 20 April 2011 The Middle East: Hip-hop is a soundtrack to the North African revolt Hip-hop plays a central role in the revolts in Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria and Libya. Rap songs create an important platform for communication creating moral support and encouraging a spirit of resistance and revolt against the regime.  A new music […]
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