In the wake of the events in Egypt, Natacha Atlas, who brought her band to the Arcata Theatre Lounge late last year, worked with her producer/arranger Samy Bishai to create a new remix and a video in solidarity with the Egyptian people. (Her heritage is part Egyptian.)
"Egypt - Rise to Freedom Mix1.5" is a remix of material from her album Mounqaliba inspired by recent news from Tahrir Square.
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Let us stand together and awaken ,
Let us question, learn and study;
Listen, understand and think.
Let us understand,
Permit us to know-
Permit us to know freedom.
Let us know there is a land
where words are the purveyors of truth,
heads are held high,
And human will is regarded above all.
Where the world is not split into a thousand fragments,
Under siege, forgotten, or lost -
Let us perceive of it,
Let us know that place.
Let us know our land,
where words are the purveyors of truth.
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On her blog Natacha writes: such an amazing feeling to see fellow egyptians on the news celebrating and feeling a tremendous sense of achievement and relief, there's no way that anyone watching can fail to be moved by these events,
and it shows once again that through unity, all things are possible...
i would dearly love to see all of the worlds impoverished people rise up against the corruption and the thieves posing as governments because more than three quarters of the world are suffering because of a relatively few elite blood sucking bastards who are grabbing more than their fair share, all governments are criminal is what one albert camus said .... so there is still more work to be done, however today is a great day and celebration is its order!
18 days ago , we were watching the news completely stunned to see (live) what we never expected to see in our lifetimes
we were thus inspired to remix some tunes from mounqaliba that we thought were relevant and poignant to the events as they unfolded.
We dedicated the video/song to the egyptian people and their strength before mubarak resigned and today's victory is hopefully the start of many more like it.....