We're going to be exposing you to what's happening with some of your fav Cultural Icons from around the Globe... 50 Icons, in celebration of Jamaica's 50th year since independence... but don't worry the focus is still Global :)
CULTURAL ICON # 50: 'El Général'
He is a Tunisian born rapper who is not afriad to speak out. Now with a permanent place in history... we're anxious to see where this goes.
'When I became a rapper, I wasn't looking for love. I was looking to rap for
the good of the people.'
He took to facebook and the 22 year old Hamada Ben Amor performed the tune “President, Your People Are Dying,”. In the clip originally in Arabic, the rapper speaks firmly and directly to now-former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali about the unemployment and hunger ravaging the country while Ben Ali’s family lived in excess. This was a brave step for the young rapper, and became fundamental to many of the movements that evolved last year. Throughout the world inequality remains a sticking point with less to be desired governance practices widespread...
He has put out another song since that time "Ode to Arab Revolution"and was featured on Time 100's most influential people in the world.
History tells us that good music time and time again can be good for social change as well! Musicians have privilages and responsibilities as the influencers of lives!