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The idea of revolution is toyed with by many today, but for Tarek Kasmi, it has become both a constant inspiration and the central focus of his work. “I want to spark a revolution through art,” says the 20-year-old singer and musician. “Written ideas are transient; they don’t always leave a lasting impression. A good song, on the other hand, can inspire radical change within minutes, and it can happen for hundreds of people at a time. That is what I hope to achieve.”
2010 has seen a determined and focused effort from the Orlando-based singer to spur a change. His drive to spread the spirit of rebellion has only been amplified by the release of his latest EP, appropriately titled ‘The New Century.’ Spanning just under twenty minutes, its five tracks constitute an anthemic call to arms, encouraging listeners to reject corporate-sponsored defeatism and live, as he says, “like real human beings.”
“’The New Century’ is my way of showing people that there is more to life than money and big media and consumerism,” he explains. “I think everyone intuitively understands that something isn’t right in this world, and I wanted to bring light to that fact.”
With plans to release a full-length album and tour through as many cities as possible, 2010 seems to be the mere beginning of what is to be a successful career in the arts. Showing no signs of hindrance or hesitation, Kasmi hopes to spread his fire to as broad of an audience as he can. Being the ambitious and driven individual that he is, it is safe to assume that one can expect no less than that.