Arab Idol Mohammed Assaf Interviewed in London
Let Palestine Sing met the famed Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf before his show in London in November 2014. Assaf was raised in Khan Younis refugee camp in Gaza and shot onto the international stage as the winner of Arab idol 2013, proudly flying the flag Palestinian anti-occupation struggle.
Since his victory on Egyptian TV station MBC, Assaf has been signed to Platinum Records, a company owned and run by the Qatari billionaire elite. Getting this interview was an immense struggle, but despite the money-makers that inevitably attach themselves to such talented individuals, Mohammed Assaf was friendly and humble, and more than willing to speak about music and politics.
Translation by Mo Al Mutarjam
Intro visuals by Adam Orton – www.vimeo.com/orton.
Music intro, “Doleh” by Basel Zayed – www.baselzayed.com
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