Music for a better future. Screenshot from Mideast Tunes' Indigeo campaign video.

Music for a better future. Screenshot from Mideast Tunes’ Indiego campaign video.

The revolutions and popular upheavals which have swept the Middle East generated an undreamed-of amount and diversity of arts. Music is one of them, and the digital music industry is on the rise. More importantly, underground bands have been burgeoning over the last two years. An ambitious project — Mideast Tunes — has taken the challenge to showcase underground musicians from the region, and have kicked off a crowd-funding campaign to sustain the endeavour. At Mideast Tunes, ‘Music for Social Change', “[w]e believe music CAN CHANGE THE WORLD and that the musicians of the Middle East and North Africa will lead the way.”