Youssra El Hawary: No’oum Nasyeen

During the Arab Spring, when authorities in Cairo built walls to block demonstrators from Tahrir Square, Youssra El Hawary recalled a satirical poem she had read a few years earlier about a wall. Seeing the verse in a new light, she put it to music, then went—accordion in hand—to one of the new barriers and filmed a video. Her clip, El Soor (The Wall), went viral, jumpstarting her career. She formed a … More Youssra El Hawary: No’oum Nasyeen