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Hip Hop and the Arab Uprisings

Music played an important role in garnering support for the Arab uprisings of 2011 and rallying people together. Music also is a powerful way to introduce the Arab uprisings to students and spark their interest in the topic. Hip hop was, and continues to be, a particularly poignant tool that enables the expression of social and political discontent. This collection of resources includes background information about hip hop in the Arab world and its role in the Arab uprisings, along with the lyrics and discussion questions for six songs made famous during the uprisings.