Egyptian Reggae


Jonathan Richman- Egyptian Reggae
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Jonathan Richman is a Boston-raised musician credited to be an early innovator of punk rock along with his band, The Modern Lovers. In 1977, he had a hit single (reaching no. 5 in the UK) with this instrumental track, Egyptian Reggae. The video above is not his, but a skit done along to the tune of unknown origins.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.