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The Egyptian Authorities’ Grip on Local Culture: The Example of Mahraganat Music

Mahraganat, an electronic music of Sha’abi popular inspiration, has become one of Egypt’s most listened-to music. The Egyptian Musicians Syndicate banned Mahraganat artists from performing publicly because it considers their language offensive and vulgar and their songs unworthy of Egypt’s artistic productions. This paper examines the spread of Mahraganat as …