Seeing the turbulent political times we’re going through, and the constant fretting and sweating over this country’s future, it only seems appropriate to get a little political. I couldn’t help but dedicate this week’s playlist to the turbulent, messy, controversial, loud, busy, confusing and simply mesmerizing Egypt.
Editor’s note: Hona El Kahera (This is Cairo) by Aly El Haggar is not a retro song, but because it is definitely classic in my book, allow me to make an exception and include it in this retro playlist. Words by Sayed Hegab, the song truly tells the story of the multi-colored, contrasting and confusing Cairo — seemed extremely relevant at the moment, enjoy.
Medhat Saleh — Ya Masr 'Oumy w Shedy El Heil (By Sheikh Emam)
Nagham Masry — Kol A'ouzo (Words by Ahmed Fouad Negm)
Mohamed Abd EL Wahab — Al Nahr Al Khaled
Fayrouz — Aho Da Ely Sar (By Sayed Darwish)
Eskendrella — Segn El Kal'a (By Sheikh Emam)
Nagham Masry — 2 am (Words by Salah Jahin)
Iman El Bahr Darwish — Ba'ret Haha (By Sheikh Emam and Ahmed Fouad Negm)