From the land of pyramids, pharaohs, and papyrus, we bring you a look at Egyptian culture past and present. Grab a cup of mint tea, fire up the hookah, crack open a novel by Naguib Mahfouz, play some songs by Abdel Halim Hafez, or put on a movie starring Omar Sharif and join us while we share recipes, music, jokes, videos, and current events from Egypt.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Musical Monday: Habibi Dah (Nari Narain)

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Hisham Abbas is a well-known Egyptian pop singer. "Habibi Dah (Nari Narain)" - translation: That's My Love (My Fire Is Doubled) -- went platinum in Egypt and won the award for the Best Video at the Egyptian Oscars in 2001. His biggest hit by far, Habibi Da (Nari Narain) is unique in that Abbas sings part of the song in Arabic, and Indian singer Jayashri sings part in Hindi.



  1. I like the melody, but I think that I prefer the glitz of the visual images even more. :-D

  2. Great. Even though I don't know what they are saying it's a great tune. I love the video...plenty of glitz and color.

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  3. What a wonderful and catchy tune! Happy Musical Monday ... on Thursday. :)

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