Report: Origin of Arab Spring Traced to Tracy Chapman Song
A study released today by UN revealed that the Arab Spring, which has sparked revolutions in numerous Middle East nations, was caused by the Tracy Chapman song Talkin’ Bout a Revolution
Initially, the world believed that the uprisings began in Tunisia when a cart vendor set himself on fire in protest of the police who destroyed his cart for operating without a license. However, further investigation revealed that the heretofore unknown popularity of 90’s singer Tracy Chapman is the true cause of the protests.
“There is a long history of niche American musical acts finding success abroad. Like (David) Hasselhoff in Germany, Chapman captured the hearts of Middle-Eastern people since her 1988 eponymous debut album. We believe that the escapist, second-wave feminist themes resonated with the people of the region.She may be the one uniting force between countries as different as Iran and Israel,” New York University Professor of Middle East Studies Theo Chambers said in his 1997 book, Give Me One Reason Why There Can’t Be Middle East Peace.
The song most responsible for the Arab Spring.
Chapman’s ascent to stardom overseas began during an early 1980’s trip, where she visited multiple religions’ holy sites in Asia. Chapman supported herself by playing demo versions of songs she would later release back in the U.S.
“It’s remarkable that one woman’s music is responsible for regime changes in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya,” MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said.
Following the report, the United Nations Security Council unanimously authorized a resolution calling for Tracy Chapman to perform in Syria’s largest cities, in hopes that it can once again unite the nation marred by civil war.
While the influence of music is widely agreed upon by Middle East experts, some disagree about which song brought about the Arab Spring, with others claiming that Aaliyah or the Beatles could be equally responsible for protests that led to the downfall of multiple dictators.