"In 2009, in response to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s first speech to the United Nations, a group of Libyan exiles created an organization called Khalas, which means “enough,” the goal, to bring awareness of the struggles again Libya’s dictatorial regime not only to other Libyans in the western world but to the English-speaking world at large.
In the wake of revolution in Tunisia and Egypt and protests elsewhere in North Africa and the Middle East, the Khalas team recognized one surprising common thread in the voices of discontent, rap music. Across the region, rap artists were providing the soundtrack to protests in the street. Khalas has curated a mixtape of some of the best new protest music and is now hosting the mix on its website."
- From NPR's On The Media's interview with Abdulla Darrat, one of the founders of Khalas. http://www.onthemedia.org/transcripts/2011/02/11/02 (The interview is available as a download and transcript)
"Khalas Mixtape Vol. 1 is a compilation of songs created by North African hip hop artists from Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Algeria who have emerged as voices of recent uprisings and calls for protest. Mish B3eed, or ‘Not far,’ refers to the sense of solidarity that these youth feel across borders, the similarities of their causes and the oppressors they face, their physical proximity and the sense that our ultimate goal is within sight. Each song describes the unique circumstances of each artist’s country, carrying with it the subtleties of local dialects, but also highlights the extraordinary similarities of their struggles."
- From the official website, http://enoughgaddafi.com/
This website is down at the time I make this torrent. Hopefully it will come back up again at a later time.
El Général [Tunisia] http://general-74.skyrock.com/ / http://www.facebook.com/general.offciel
Mr. Shooma [Tunisia] http://www.facebook.com/Shooma
Mohamed Ali Ben Jemaa [Tunisia] http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mohamed-Ali-Ben-Jemaa/41674371426
Ramy Donjewan [Egypt] http://www.facebook.com/RamyDonjwan
Ahmed Rock [Egypt] http://www.facebook.com/revolution.ahmedrock
Revolution Recordz [Egypt] http://www.facebook.com/revrecordz
Lotfi Double Kanon [Algeria] http://www.facebook.com/doublekanon
Ibn Thabit [Libya] http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ibn-Thabit/173888819302085
SOURCES AND MORE INFO:
Music and cover art in this Torrent downloaded from: http://www.bboykonsian.com/downloads/
It can also be downloaded from: http://secretarchivesofthevatican.wordpress.com/2011/02/08/north-african-revolution-hiphop/
List of artists and their websites taken from: http://shocklee.com/2011/02/khalas-mixtape-vol-1-north-african-hip-hop-artists-unite/
Another interview with Abdulla Darrat (stream, download, transcript): http://www.pri.org/arts-entertainment/north-africa-s-hip-hop-revolutionaries.html
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