Friday, July 5, 2013

Listen: The Soundtrack For #Egypt June 30th "Revolution" @HotArabicMusic

The four songs that played in every square--the pro and the anti ones were recorded by female artists. This is a big deal--guys do love Egypt but them seem unable to convince their listeners of how much they love Egypt...let's take a look at the four divas and their songs that inspired a nation.

The classic songs that was recorded more than forty years ago, by the iconic diva Shadya came back to Tahrir Square where giant speakers were blasting the song to the protesters. They would also sing along or if they did not hear the song, they would chant it and everyone knows its lyrics.

ya habibti ya masr-shadia يا حبيبتي يا مصر-شادية.flv

There are new additions, a seven month old song by Amal Maher that beats the drum of war. "We are losing out country, what are we waiting for?" The song is pretty upbeat and I have never heard Amal Maher talks politics, but this song was a popular choice in Tahrir Square among the young activists who answered the call.

Amal Maher Ya Masryeen | امال ماهر يا مصريين

Sherien is the unoffical voice of Egypt, she sang that song about drinking from the Nile water, it's a sweet song about loving the land and its people. It's not political and it pleases all Egyptians. It came out more than four years ago. I like Sherine, but it's worthy remembering that when Mubrak came back from medical treatment in Germany--she has a song to welcome him back less than a year that booted him.

Sherien Mashrabtesh Mn Nelha Clip شيرين كليب مشربتش من نيلها

Another song that came in 2010, by new comer with voice straight out of heaven Riham Abdel Hakim, the song was featured in comedic movie. The movie starred actor Ahmed Hilmy who was playing an Egyptian-American who goes home to visit only to run into problem with his passports. It's a funny movie, but the song is about all the good things Egyptians fund about Egypt. It's a song that features a positive outlook on life and the chorus combined with the incredible voice of Riham makes it a classic.

عسل اسود(فيها حاجة حلوه)ريهام عبد الحكيم

Those are the four most played songs during the June 48 protesters and the 48 hours leading to that. I do not think this is the end, I think we are unlocking Pandora's box. 


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