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Egypt's Revolutionary Artists' Union Sing Out


Activist artists sing for the revolution -   December 13, 2011
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Since massive protests erupted throughout Egypt last January, Egyptians from all walks of life have taken the streets to demand the end of military rule. They included artists, actors, singers and musicians who joined with their fellow revolutionaries in street battles with police, soldiers and thugs. Last February, when they managed to seize control of Tahrir Square, they formed an organization, called the Revolutionary Artists Union, painting, drawing, singing and performing, expressing themselves freely for the first time in their lives. As a second uprising took place in December, they returned to Tahrir Square...

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Egypt's Revolutionary Artists' Union Sing OutMAHER YOUNIS (SUBTITLED TRANSL.): [sung] My country! O my country! I love you, my country. I love you, my country. [spoken] My name is Maher Younis. I come from the Sharkia. I came to the square to join the sit-in to support the youth who stand up for Egypt and seek to end the military regime. We've spent 30 years in a state full of injustice, corruption, and theft. I am a singer, actor, and member of the Revolutionary Artists' Union. We are all the same here, whether you are an actor or a singer. We are a group of young people here to build Egypt, not here for personal interests. We are here to try and do something good for the country. [sung] Tell my mom not be sad. For my sake do not cry. Tell my mom not be sad. For my sake do not cry. Tell her to forgive me. I'll die so my country won't. Kiss her hands, and send my love to my country. [spoken] The demands increased to the point where we ousted the president and the system for the country's best interests. That was January 25. We removed a part back then, and now it's time to deal with the rest. We dealt with the head, but the rest of the body remains and roams freely. Everything is still the same. [sung] My country! O my country! I love you, my country. My country! O my country! I love you, my country. There is fire, bullets, and iron in my body. I die as a martyr with a flag in my hands. There is fire, bullets, and iron in my body. I die as a martyr with a flag in my hands. I'm saying goodbye to life and I hope to see Egypt in peace. They told me, let's go to heaven, but I told them heaven is my country. My country! O my country! I love you, my country. My country! O my country! I love you, my country. My country! O my country! I love you, my country.

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