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Published on Jan 28, 2011
Stephan Said "Aheb Aisht Al Huriyah," (I Love the Life of Freedom) just released to be used freely by all those who are working to build the international movement for a more just society. This is our moment! Share the video and mp3, We want to live in freedom! Words by Egyptian poet-laureate Ahmed Shawki, first put to music in the 1930's by great Egyptian composer Mohamed Abdel Wahab. This is produced by Grammy Winning producer Hal Willner. Video directed by Matt Kohn
Stephan Said is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual musician, global activist, and spokesperson. His sound fuses pop, rock, hip-hop, and world folk musics with a border-breaking message of unity. Said first rose to global renown as the 'troubadour of the Altermondialist (next world) movement when his antiwar song "The Bell," became "the first major song against the war in Iraq," pioneering the use of mp3's and music videos for social change for the internet generation. Stephan is American, his father is Iraqi and his mother Austrian.