The power of the tunes

Nouran El Ashry, The American University in Cairo

Description or Abstract

Music does not only play a role in entertaining us in our daily lives. Music has a greater power on a larger scale. One role that music plays is a political one as it has had an impact in several political incidents. This audio documentary exposes the role of music in its political aspect with focus on one Egyptian musical band, Eskenderella who played a role in the 25th of Jan Egyptian revolution. Interviewees: Ashraf El-Sherif, Ahmed Adel and May Haddad The #AUCdiaries project is an oral history project that documents the life of the AUC community. The project was initiated by Kim Fox in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication (JRMC) along with Hoda Mostafa, Maha Bali and Nadine Aboulmagd, all from the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT). The bulk of the content that was created for the #AUCdiaries podcasts was completed by students as part of AUC courses. As such, this is both a digital pedagogy project, since students learn while producing, and a digital scholarship project, since the output is considered to be digital scholarship.