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Cairo band Wust el Balad

Host Marco Werman introduces us to a song by the Cairo band Wust el Balad. It is an anthem of sorts for Egyptian youth who relate to its lyrical metaphor for their dead-end lives. "Mom, I want to get married (but I don't have any money.")

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Hip-hop for revolution

The poetic tradition in North Africa has also woven its way into more modern forms of expression. One group of Libyan exiles has assembled some of the best tracks into a compilation. The World's Clark Boyd reports.