'Drive My Car' re-made to celebrate allowing Saudi women to drive



Sat, 21 Jul 2018 - 09:00 GMT


Sat, 21 Jul 2018 - 09:00 GMT

A Saudi woman driving her car - Egypt Today.

A Saudi woman driving her car - Egypt Today.

CAIRO – 21 July 2018: The decision of allowing women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to drive after decades of not being allowed to get behind the wheel is still causing havoc until this day, even though the decision was made official on June 24, 2018.

Artists and superstars in Saudi Arabia and all around the globe are composing songs on the subject to celebrate the decision.

The Beatles’ "Drive My Car" has been remixed and re-written to suit the event by students of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA.

Palestinian Cellist Naseem al-Atrash remixed the cover which features Syrian singer Nano Raies.

Nano 624 is a group named after the day the decision was made to liberate Saudi women and give them their right to drive (June 24).

Atrash told Public Radio International that the message relayed by the song’s new translation is simple, and rather funny and goofy.

It is worth noting that Public Radio International partnered with the Berklee College of Music to create the song’s cover.

In the original song, the girl’s priorities were different, as she had to depend on the man to drive her around. Whereas in the new song, the girl prioritizes being independent.



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