Saturday, January 4, 2014

Donia Samer Ghanem's "Qesset Sheta" Gets A Cover By Mohamed Aref

I am always fascinated when a young singer records a cover of a popular song. Often times, this is a homage of tribute song for a great song--only good songs get covers. There's also the self-interest in getting one's name out there.

Egyptian up and coming singer Mohamed Aref chose to perform a song released by Donia Samir Ghanem last fall. The song is "Qeseet Sheta" and it happened to be the most popular single of 2013 and might be the best sold song in 2014 upon release of Donia's much anticipated album.

Now I like Aref's voice and style, I think he has something to offer, and I know the orginal song was only released few months ago, and it was so good which makes the cover a challenge. Aref did his own take on the song and performed it by his own style--he kept away from mimicking Donia. I respect that very much especially from a young voice.

Question is, will this song be allowed to be on YouTube? I know the artist tried to release it months ago, but for some reason it was removed.

Mohamed Aref - Qesset Sheta | محمد عارف - قصة شتا

دنيا سمير غانم | قصة شتا - Donia Samir Ghanem | Qesset Sheta Roznama Records


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