Khalas Mixtape Vol 1 . . . Songs of Solidarity
February 7, 2011 3:18 AM   Subscribe

A mixtape of tracks by North African hip hop artists from Algeria, Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, music which reflects the current zeitgeist in the region. To listen and/or download (zip):
posted by Mister Bijou (15 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite

Wow, all the band links are to Facebook pages, not MySpace pages. Africa is evolving, for sure.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:53 AM on February 7, 2011

Dude, you're kidding me...
This is an awesome example of 'Best Of The Web!'
Thank you so much!
posted by artof.mulata at 4:25 AM on February 7, 2011

Fun Fact: elsewhere, Indonesia is now the world's second largest Facebook market: Inside Facebook
posted by Mister Bijou at 4:28 AM on February 7, 2011

That's absolutely brilliant. Love it. Thanks.
posted by Lezzles at 4:47 AM on February 7, 2011

Thank you.
(This isn't your father's Raï.)
posted by acheekymonkey at 6:11 AM on February 7, 2011

Aw, man, we has broke the download link.
posted by .kobayashi. at 6:21 AM on February 7, 2011

Rats. Any mirrors for that zip file?
posted by jquinby at 6:45 AM on February 7, 2011

Man do I hope that the file works again by this afternoon...I'm on a six hour flight tomorrow and this would be such an awesome way to spend the beginning of it...!
posted by rollbiz at 7:01 AM on February 7, 2011

posted by reductiondesign at 8:14 AM on February 7, 2011

I think Mister Bijou just wanted an excuse to type "zeitgeist."
posted by scaryblackdeath at 8:20 AM on February 7, 2011

This is awesome...thanks!

Puts headphones back on, bumps head, attracts stares from studious library-goers
posted by narcotizingdysfunction at 8:37 AM on February 7, 2011

Download's working for me, so try again perhaps, see if it's any better?
posted by djgh at 9:10 AM on February 7, 2011

Yeah, the download link on the page has been moved here.
posted by Kattullus at 9:11 AM on February 7, 2011

this is good, thanks. and the link works fine now.
posted by butterteeth at 10:53 AM on February 7, 2011

I lived in Libya in the late 70s and through the 80s. The dictatorship there is extremely entrenched. What these people are doing is truly brave. I'm spreading the link via Facebook but not emailng it to any of my friends there directly so as not to put them in a compromising position.
posted by Dragonness at 8:06 PM on February 7, 2011 [2 favorites]

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