بوب ديلان يغني في الصين

آخر تحديث:  الثلاثاء، 15 مارس/ آذار، 2011، 11:49 GMT

Hello and welcome to BBC Xtra English!

Today we talk about Bob Dylan, one of the most famous singers of protest songs.

The Times They Are A Changing was one of his most popular and famous songs and many young people around the world sang it at protests and demonstrations.

It became one of the songs Bob Dylan is known for and so lots of his fans would like to hear it when they attend his concerts.

However because it is a political song, some people believe that a number of governments would not like him to perform it in their countries.

Just this week, Bob Dylan was given permission to sing at two concerts in China which are planned for the end of this month.

The authorities there are wary of foreign singers because of issues that they might provoke or mention during their concert.

Three years ago, Bork, a singer from Iceland performed at a concert in China and shouted out 'Tibet' at the end of a song called 'Declare Independence'.

This was not well received as officials in China are critical of anyone who might suggest that Tibet is not an integral part of China.

Concern about politically sensitive statements by singers is the reason why many feel British pop group Oasis were also prevented from singing in China.

Even though Bob Dylan might not be allowed to sing his protest songs in China, they remain an important source of inspiration for many people around the world.

Recently in Egypt and Libya, lots of protests songs have been written and sung by young people attending demonstrations to try and raise the morale of people with them.

What is your favourite protest song and why? Write to us in English!
ما هي الأغنية السياسية المفضلة لديك و لماذا؟ اكتب لنا بالإنجليزية

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.لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، وأحدث الإصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير"

يمكن التشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، أو "ويندوز ميديا بلاير"

Protest songs
أغاني سياسية/احتجاجية
Protests
احتجاجات
Demonstrations
مظاهرات
Wary of
حذر من
Provoke
يثير
Critical
ينتقد
Integral
جزء من
Inspiration
إلهام
Raise morale
رفع الروح المعنوية

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