In the first part of the video, women wearing niqabs (a veil, usually black, that covers the face while leaving the eyes uncovered) get in the back of a car, leaving the passenger seat at the front empty, while the vehicle is driven by a young boy.
In the second half of the video, the song’s rhythm changes and the dialect that the women are singing in changes from the Al-Qassim region to a Saudi Bedouin dialect. They sing several phrases from an old Bedouin song.
On social media, Saudis are flocking to praise the new tune from the creator of the ‘Barbs dance’, a highly addictive dance that came out in April 2016 and was also seen as provocative and immoral in the eyes of conservative Saudi leaders.
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A Twitter user posts a series of key images from the video showing women free to do what they want on the roads.
“Majed Al-Issa supports the fight of women all over the world”, says a Twitter user.
“The Saudi artist Majed Al-Issa breaks stereotypes of women in a new video. Whether you like it or not, watch it!”
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