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  • hip-deep June 14, 2012

    Egypt 2: Cairo – Hollywood of the Middle East

    By the mid 20th century, Cairo had become the unrivaled center for music and film production in the Middle East. Producers, writers, composers, actors, musicians, star singers, and creators of every stripe flocked here to take part in the city’s … Read more »

  • feature May 14, 2012

    Featured Artists: Cairo, Hollywood of the Middle East

    STARRING: Umm Kulthum Farid el Atrache Mohamed Abdel Wahab (from Al-Warda Al-Bayda (White Rose), 1933) Abdel Halim Hafez Moody El Emam Ahmed Adaweyya Mohamed Mounir Asmahan Abdou Dagher

  • hip-deep April 27, 2012

    Egypt 5: Revolution Songs

    Afropop’s 5-part, Hip Deep series on Egypt concludes with a look back at the songs that fueled the Tahrir Square uprising in 2011, and ahead at where music is headed in post-revolutionary Egypt. We meet Dylanesque Tahrir Square troubadour Ramy … Read more »

  • interview April 24, 2012

    Mohamed Mounir: Egyptian Pop Legend on The Revolution in Egypt

    Mohamed Mounir is among Egypt’s pre-eminent living popular singers.  Since his arrival on the scene in the late 70s, Mounir has built a reputation for singing songs voicing the deepest aspirations of the Egyptian people.  No mere purveyor of love … Read more »

  • blog July 16, 2011

    First night in Egypt… with Mohamed Mounir

    The taxi driver coming from the Cairo airport was keen to point out the burned shell of a large government building near Tahrir Square.  We were on our way to a hotel on the island of Zamalek, not far from … Read more »

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