Egypt and Tunisia: The artistic revolution in the Middle East

28 February 2011

“This was a very artistic revolution,” Noor Ayman Nour, son of a famous dissident Egyptian politician and founder of the Egyptian metal band Bliss, told Andy Morgan — a writer, journalist, researcher and event programmer with a background in the music industry who has written an interesting article about the …

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Tunisia: Released rapper free to perform

26 January 2011

Hamada Ben-Amor, the artist who gave voice to the anger that spilled into protests that toppled Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, is now courted by music houses and making videos in plain sight. Hamada Ben-Amor, who shot to Internet fame with his rap song “President”, a dig at President Ben …

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Tunisia: Rapper allegedly arrested and released

10 January 2011

Freemuse has sent a letter to the Tunisian Ministry of Culture requesting information about the reported arrest of the Tunisian rapper Hamada Ben-Amor, also known as El General. According to several news media the 21-year-old rapper was arrested on Thursday 6 January 2011 in Sfax for releasing a song critical …

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Puerto Rico: Censorship on reggaeton genre

19 January 2006

The Dominican Republic contemplates to place a nation-wide ban on reggaeton, reports in January 2006. Because of controversial lyrics the genre has been banned on radio, and albums were boycotted, in Cuba as well as Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic You don’t know what ‘reggaeton’ is? No need …

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