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The political turmoil in Egypt is creating an art and music revolution. Young Egyptians are dominating the art industry with ...
the sounds and sights of their suffering but also their new found freedoms, something unthinkable before the uprising 3 years ago.
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HOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYCairo - 22/23 December 20131. Close - of DJ moving playing beats2. Mid - people raving in a crowd to the music3. Mid - local singers performing on stage while the audience is dancing along to the music4. Close - local singers performing on stage while the audience is dancing along to the music5. Wide - view of crowd dancing from view of singer6. Mid - of crowd dancing, one man with a torch7. Close - opposing profiles of Islam and another singer singing 8. Mid - looking up at Islam and another singer performing9. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Islam Sobhy, Singer: (transcript below)10. Wide - of a wall in Mohamed Mahmoud Street completely covered with graffiti11. Close - of a painting of a young boy looking sad while eating a sandwich12. Mid - side shot of wall covered with camouflage pattern in shades of red, two men walk by13. Mid - shot of Mahmoud Khaled looking at a graffiti painting showing a pharaoh with a broken arm and an eye injury 14. Close of the pharaoh wearing an eye patch15. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mahmoud Khaled, Cairo Resident: (transcript below)16 Mid - of graffiti artists painting Close - of one of the graffiti artists using fingers to splatter blue paint17 Close - of one of the graffiti artists using fingers to splatter blue paintAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYCairo - 10 December 201318. Wide - students clash with police in Egypt AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYCairo - 22/23 December 201319. Wide to Mid - people dancing in red smoke coming out of fire torch blurring screenVOICE OVER SCRIPT:ANOTHER REVOLUTION IS TAKING PLACE IN EGYPT, ON THE STREETS AND IN THE HOMES.(nats) THE NEW MUSIC KNOWN AS MAH-RA-GANAT OR FESTIVAL MUSIC IS FILLED WITH LYRICS ABOUT BEING UNEMPLOYED, LOVE, PARTYING, AND POLITICS. ONCE JUST HEARD IN URBAN SLUMS, THE STYLE FIRST EMERGED JUST BEFORE THE FALL OF PRESIDENT HOSNI MUBARAK IN 2011. NOW MAH-RA-GANAT CAN BE HEARD ALL OVER EGYPT AT WEDDINGS AND ACROSS SOCIAL LINES. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Islam Sobhy, Singer:"We have developed a domain of local songs to be able to reach everyone - the upper, middle and lower classes. We are able to reach everyone because we are presenting something new that everyone can relate to.THE POP CULTURE REVOLUTION ISN'T JUST CHANGING THE MUSIC SCENE IN EGYPT. IT'S BRINGING POPULAR ART FROM GALLERIES TO THE STREETS AS GRAFFITI. IMAGES OF BROKEN PHAROES AND DISILLUSIONED YOUTH EXPRESS THE MOOD OF THE COUNTRY.SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mahmoud Khaled, Cairo Resident:"Graffiti sends a beautiful message. A message that we used as a tool to remove a regime. In the past we used to be afraid to talk or draw on the walls because of what the state police could do to us, but now we have some kind of freedom and we use graffiti to portray our messages."THE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC INSTABILITY IN EGYPT ENERGIZING YOUNG EGYPTIANS IN NEW WAYS.SALIM ESSAID, ASSOCIATED PRESS.