A Heartland of African Jazz Now Swings to the Beat of Revolution
Over the decades, the Khartoum neighborhood of El-Deim has housed servants of the British Empire, sheltered Ethiopians fleeing famine and nurtured Sudanese jazz musicians. It now has a original role: bastion for revolutionaries making an are attempting to subvert a militia coup.
A couple of days a week, the storied streets of low-stage, sand-blasted condo blocks, miniature companies and dusty fields ring to the chants of impassioned youths calling for freedom to finally obtain withhold of their nation. From here they march on the presidential palace, and after they’re overwhelmed attend by police and militias, El-Deim goes into overdrive.