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Amkoullel appears in the following:

A Modern Revolution: Hip Hop Shines Over The Arab Spring

Monday, March 18, 2013

As the Arab Spring echoed throughout the Near East and North Africa, rappers led the way in Egypt, Tunisia, and even in Mali. Two of the leading musicians, Deeb, from Egypt and Amkoullel, from Mali, join us in the studio for a discussion about the importance of their music to their respective countries — and to perform a few songs.

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The Beat of the Revolution

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Shadia Mansour, Palestinian singer and MC, also known as "the first lady of Arabic hip hop," Amkoullel, a rapper from Mali, and Deeb, an Egyptian hip-hop artist, talk about their work in the Middle East and North Africa, and the political messages of their music as Egyptian, Malian, and Palestinian artists.

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