SING FREEDOM - 10 x 30 minutes
Explore the Arab Spring’s underground music scene and meet the musicians who risked their lives to SING FREEDOM!
In the spring of 2011 young Arabs found their voice and cried out for freedom. From Algiers to Damascus, and Casbah to Tahir, millions of people gathered in public squares to demand their dignity. They shouted, they chanted, they sang… And their voices united in a musical intifada that was heard around the world.
SING FREEDOM introduces the daring young musicians who took to the stage and led the people in song. These musicians risked everything to give voice to an uprising, their songs inspired millions, and their words helped topple dictators. SING FREEDOM is the voice of a generation. SING FREEDOM is the sound of revolution.
In each 30-minute episode, presenter Mohamed Hassan is on a quest to uncover the story behind an underground musician’s stirring sound and progressive ideas. Hassan provides exclusive backstage access to these heroes of the uprising, he travels with them to their hometowns, and he discovers the inspiration behind each artist’s ideas. By the end of each episode, Hassan uncovers why each artist was willing to risk everything to SING FREEDOM.
SING FREEDOM showcases exclusive intimate performances by ten emerging musicians, yet SING FREEDOM is more than just a show about cutting-edge music! It is a series that uncovers the stories of the heroes who risked everything to claim their freedom and dignity. Their fight goes on today. SING FREEDOM is the voice of a generation. SING FREEDOM is the sound of revolution.
Episode One: Egyptian troubadour Ramy Essam
Episode Two: Tunisian rapper El General
Episode Three: Egyptian indie-rockers Taxi
Episode Four: Tunisian guitarist Bendir Man
Episode Five: Tunisian Hip-Hop artist Ferid Estrengherio
Episode Six: Egyptian folk band Eskendrella
Episode Seven: Algerian folk singer Rabah Donquishoot
Episode Eight: Syrian singer
Episode Nine: Syrian singer
Episode Ten: Libyan-America hip-hop artist Khaled M