“Shoot the Boer” Ruled as Hate Speech

Judge Collin Lamont has ruled in Johannesburg’s High Court that the song Dubil’ibhunu, also known as Shoot the Boer, used during the anti-apartheid era in South Africa, and adopted by the ANC Youth League following…

Jadaliyya Posts Tahir Square Protest Singing

The online e-zine Jadaliyya, an independent ezine produced by ASI (Arab Studies Institute), a network of writers associated with the Arab Studies Journal, has posted a video of protesters in Tahir Square singing their renewed…

Afrikaans Singer Use of “K” Word – and Retraction

A few days ago Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr caused a storm of criticism and controversy in South Africa by publishing the lyrics of a song – The song, Ons sal dit oorleef (We will survive…

Umahu La Tajza3ee Song Libya Don’t be Sad

The You Tube file of the song Libya Don’t Be Sad may be a few weeks old now, but the message of the song and the video images are as powerful now as the day…

Yusuf Islam Inspired by Arab World Revolutions

Yusuf Islam, inspired by the revolutions and uprisings across the Arab World has written a song called “My People”. The song will be released as a free download in the near future. Yusuf Islam discusses…

Songs Play a Part in Ugandan Elections

The Global Press Institute reports that songs have had an important role in the recent Ugandan elections. Judith Nabakooba, a PR officer for the Uganda Police Force released a song called Makuume Edembe to help…

Artists Unite to Produce Khalas Mixtape Vol. 1

In a move reflecting what might become a uniting in solidarity of revolutionary movements across the Middle East, artists from Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria have joined together to produce Mixtape Vol. 1 , a…

Egypt Fight Song (Behead the King)

Egypt Fight Song” (Behead The King) with Bird, The Truth, and produced by DJ Nas, a powerful hip hop summary of the feelings driving the Egyptian Revolution, is available from several web sources, and is…

Amel Mathlouthi Singing in Tahrir Square

A YouTube user has uploaded a video of Amel Mathlouthi singing her own song Kelmti Hora (My Word is Free) at a protest vigil in Tunisia. A full performance with lyrics can be found on…

Esoldier video and Pink Floyd Music For Egypt

World News has appropriated Esoldier’s video on World Peace with Pink Floyd backing as part of a protest urging President Mubarek to step down and leave Egypt. The video has previously been used to highlight…