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This song is part of Checkpoint 303's latest EP release entitled "Sidi Bouzid Syndrome", a 4-track EP by Checkpoint 303 (Tunisia/Palestine/France).
Duration: 3:25 / Released: 03.2012 / Al ZaÃ¯m (engl. the leader) combines excerpts from a well-know play by Egyptian actor Adel Imam with field recordings performed by Sound Catcher Yosh in Tahrir square during the revolution. The demonstrators repeat the slogan: al cha3b youreed isqat al nidham (engl. the people want the fall of the regime). You can find out more about this
slogan and its derivatives in the so-called arab spring here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash-shab_yurid_isqat_an-nizam
The controversial position of the actor A. Imam during the earlier days of the revolution contrasts with the message of the play Al ZaÃ¯m, but ironically coincides with some statements made by the character he played in the play....