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    Posted February 25, 2011 by
    YoungAfrica
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    Cairo, Tripoli, Tunis
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    What's next for Libya?

    African Warrior

     

    It is believed that a small group of protesters in Tunisia and Egypt were galvanized by the song "African Warrior" as it helped spur on the revolutionary sentiment that many protesters already had within them.

     

    South African/ American musician Pelé, who also goes by Rap's Revolutionary, created a catchy and important song calling for the end of the brutal rule of African dictators both past and present. The song, "African Warrior", was penned in 2008 and names many of Africa's most infamous dictators, many of whom have been the subject of much protest in North Africa, namely Muammar al-Gaddafi, Hosni Mubarak, and Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

     

     

    In the eerily similar way that current events have unfolded in North Africa, Pelé, in 2008, foreshadowed the end of the oppressive regimes that have plagued this region of undemocratic practices. "African Warrior" has been used as a war cry of sorts among a group of protesters in Cairo and is said to have been distributed by a small group of Tunisian expatriates living in Canada.

     

    Some articles about the artist can be found below:

     

    http://campusprogress.org/articles/a_south_african_rapper_takes_on_aids_and_the_status_quo_in_hip_hop/

     

    http://www.staying-alive.org/en/2010/03/artist-turned-advocate/

     

    http://thevibe.socialvibe.com/index.php/2010/03/30/rap’s-revolutionary/

     

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/african-warrior/id322677418?i=322677433

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