‘More powerful than politics’: Affective magic in the DIY musical activism after Egypt's 2011 Revolution

  title={‘More powerful than politics’: Affective magic in the DIY musical activism after Egypt's 2011 Revolution},
  author={Darci Sprengel},
  journal={Popular Music},
  pages={54 - 72}
Abstract With a return to authoritarian rule only a few years after the initially successful 2011 revolution, some Egyptian DIY musicians have made it a point to avoid the political. These musicians consider the ordinary politics of discursive critique and public protest to be ineffective and have opted to continue the revolution by appealing to the ineffable properties of listening as a less ideologically driven way to produce social change. This article explores how and why the sonic… Expand
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