Mohamed Mounir - Egypt Today.
CAIRO – 5 February 2019: Egyptian Mega star Mohamed Mounir will perform a massive concert at Global Village in Dubai on February 15.
Mounir released his latest album “Watan” (Homeland) in December 2018. Mounir's fans have been eagerly waiting for his album since the last single he released in 2017.
Born in Aswan, Mounir inherited a sense of love and belonging for the Nile. Even when he moved to Cairo, he took the Nubian culture with him. Mounir’s music reflects his Nubian culture, and his contribution to the Arab music scene is almost unbelievable.
He was the first Arab/Middle Eastern singer to mix jazz with Nubian music, developing the inherited Nubian music scales and combining them with new, universal jazz music.
Furthermore, Mounir helped introduce many Nubian concepts into Arabic music, which is obvious in his song "Wist al-Dayra" (In the Circle's Center).
Many of Mounir's songs have an orchestral backing, enhanced with magnificent tunes of the Oud. Songs such as "Borg Hamam" (Pigeons Tower, 1995) and "Shababek" (Windows, 1981) best demonstrate this unique aspect of his music.
Using oriental drum beats, Mounir performs dynamic songs based on folk tunes, such as "Al-Nawasy" (Sidewalks, 2001), in which the drum beat is reminiscent of the familiar beats of "Al-Zar". He also produced notably oriental-sounding songs such as "Eqrar" (Endorsement, 2004).
He frequently enriches his music with rock tunes, especially in live concerts. One of the best examples is his song "El-Kon Koloh Beydor" (The Universe is Spinning, 1981) or "Ezai" (How, 2011).
Mounir added female vocals to paint the music with more emotional and attractive colors in his song "Sheta" (winter) in 1995.
Mounir released the music video for “A’lam Wahed” (One World), which addressed the refugee crisis, in August 2017. In the video, he collaborated with German-Egyptian singer Adel Tawil and World Music Award winner Youssou N’dour.
Their video has been released in Arabic, English, French and German. The clip was shot in Senegal over three days. The song has an obvious message to the world that we are all equal and united.