Natacha Atlas: “Egypt: Rise to Freedom”

Natacha Atlas recorded a subversive political song on her 2010 album, Mounqaliba. Now Natacha and producer Basha Beats have remixed it with video footage from the Egyptian revolution in Tahrir Square. The original recording of Batkallim included a sample from Barack Obama’s 2009 Cairo speech. The remix, Egypt: Rise to Freedom, switches the sample to an ominous admonition from Hosni Mubarak. The remix was released on Feb.11, shortly before the tyrant stepped down. See the song’s English translation on Natacha’s website.  Singer and producer talk about their motivation on PRI The World’s Global Hit.

Natacha Atlas - Egypt Rise to Freedom by The World

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