Dictator Songs

Remix your dictator!

A collection of YouTube videos of mash-ups of dictator's political speeches, beats, and images.


gaddaffi video screen grab - Margarita Osipian

These videos are a collection of very obvious political statements during the period in the Middle East that is often called "Arab Spring". These amateur remixes of sampled parts of speeches of arab presidents, mixed with beats, and images, used humor as a reaction to very serious and violent oppression.

These funny videos quickly spread all over the internet and the mass spreading of them formed virtual databases all over YouTube channels and Facebook groups, creating some kind of order in the chaos.

The creators of these videos have chosen to remain anonymous, to keep production and distribution below radar levels.

More videos from the collection can be found here