President Mubarak’s 30 year reign of dictatorship in Egypt introduced an unforgivable corruption to a once legendary Ancient civilisation.
The Egyptian Revolution of 2011 & the overthrowing of a dictator saw the power of the people prevail in an uprising that lasted just over 2 weeks, yet the echoes of the chants of protesters will last an eternity.
Egyptian/Australian artist Kid Pharaoh’s “Ancient [R]evolution” serves as a politically charged reflection of these events and a departing progression from his traditional sound as revolution and evolution unfold.
Pharaoh expresses his deep survivor’s guilt for the Egyptian people on “[R]evolution”, an almost trapped outcry of the viewing of events unfolding to the people of Egypt while viewing from behind the bulletproof glass window that is the first world security of Australia.
“March” & “Flags” are delivered with both aggression and intensity as Pharaoh’s ferocious flows and untamed production are used to depict the unfolding of the violent protests that saw hundreds of casualties, while “The Times” serves as a plead for resolution that only time can deliver, here linking up with critically acclaimed Chicago native Mick Jenkins.
Those who were once voiceless are now heard and an Ancient land once harnessed in the shackles of corruption is now free, this is Ancient [R]evolution.