Dunya presents Egyptian Week Aug 13-17, 2012! Show off your knowledge of this fun fact at Hafla on the Hill on Aug 17th during the raffle quiz supporting The Girl Effect.

 

Classical Egyptian music is made up of highly structured compositions that were influenced by Ottoman Turkish music. This genre of music is sung in classical Arabic, which is the language of the Koran – not the Egyptian dialect.  Singers of this style of music are the most highly respected in society for their skill in representing the complex melodic material. Some of the most famous Classical Egyptian artists are singer Oum Koulsoum and musician Mohamed Abdelwahab. Here is their live hour-long performance of Ente Omri in 1964 (You Are My Life – lyrics by Ahmed Shafik) that includes a slide show of images from the era. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_60aeEmIG0