Song and rebellion in the Syrian uprising

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"At street protests and rallies, songs led by Abd al-Basit al-Sarout and other revolutionary voices, such as the masked youth from Hama, Abu Malik al-Hamawi, and the nashid-singing5 band Ahrar al-Sham are still extant thanks to video footage. In this context, the voices of the uprising and their personal journeys into the violence that ensued offer a look at how local Sunni Arab actors created messages and broadcast them to mobilize resistance against a much more powerful force, which is somewhat analogous to Frantz Fanon’s use of radio to mobilize the indigenous population against the French in 1954."