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Nahla's Editorial Note

July kicked off with the launch of the Shubbak Festival music programme at the Barbican. The electric performance by the Egyptian rock band Cairokee was a fitting start to the occasion, as their lyrics express - through lead vocalist Amir Eid - the hunger and desire for certain freedoms that are still beset by much frustration. Cairokee is a voice for entire male and female generations across MENA who feel the sense of loss and helplessness; and, yet, there is no way back or out of how things were prior to the extraordinary political-revolutionary movements of 2011.

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