Directed by Matt Kohn
This video was made in response and support of the Egypt uprising, although the song was recorded several months earlier. As of October 2011 it's received about 7,000 hits on youtube.
The song, "Aheb Aisht Al Huriyah," (I Love the Life of Freedom) has words by Egyptian poet-laureate Ahmed Shawki, which were first put to music in the 1930's by great Egyptian composer Mohamed Abdel Wahab. The music is produced by Grammy Winning producer Hal Willner.
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.