'We Live In Cairo' Musical Awakens Memories Of Arab Spring For NPR's Leila Fadel

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Hear part 1 of this story with "We Live in Cairo" co-creators Patrick and Daniel Lazour.

NPR's Leila Fadel spent six years based in Cairo, where she covered political and social events including the tumultuous Arab Spring, portrayed vividly in Patrick and Daniel Lazour's new musical, "We Live In Cairo."

The play's world premiere is on stage at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where Fadel (@LeilaFadel) recently attended a performance and participated in a post-show Q&A with the audience. Here & Now's Robin Young caught up with her backstage to talk about how the show affected her, and about her years covering the events in Egypt.

Clarification: In the audio atop this post, Leila Fadel refers to "a few thousand" people being killed in a sit-in following the military coup that ousted Mohammed Morsi. Reports estimate the number of people killed to be between one and two thousand.

This article was originally published on June 20, 2019.

This segment aired on June 20, 2019.



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