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On Shabibi Music

Shabibi: the word means “youth music,” and is not to be confused with sha’bi music.  Shababi is the highly produced sound of pan-Arab stars like Amr Diab, Mohamed Nour, Mohamed Fouad, and Sherine Abdel Wahab. Daniel Gilman, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Mississippi, who specializes in this modern and commercial style of Egyptian pop music provided these links:

Daniel Gilman’s dissertation archived online at the University of Texas
Why Tamer Hosny Won’t Go Away
Martyr Pop

Amr Diab

Mohamed Nour

Mohamed Fouad

Sherine Abdel Wahab