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, May 7, 2012

Monday's Music Moves Me #88

Thanks to XmasDolly for hosting this fun Monday meme!  Click the button to play along.

Today's Scribe:

Good luck is surely with me this morning.  As I wandered around looking for a fun Monday meme, I happened upon XmasDolly's blog, right smack on the Monday's Music Moves Me post which just happens to have a theme of international music this week!  Seeing that this blog is about all things -- well, most things is a more accurate description -- Egyptian, I stopped looking for memes and started scouring YouTube for videos instead.  And the luck continued because not only did I find a good song, but I managed to track down a video that has the lyrics translated from Arabic into English right on the screen!  Positively providential I tell you!


  1. Wow, everything fell into place for you today!
    Thanks for sharing :)

    P.S. you might enjoy this two part Podcast, it is an interview with a young lady who lived in Egypt, and unfortunately, experienced the bombing, years ago, it forever changed her life.

  2. Wow. Glad everything fell into place and you are here sharing with us.

    Love the music and especially that I could see the lyrics in English!

    Have a great week!

  3. I love it when things fall into place like that! :) What a great song choice - I really enjoyed that! Thanks so much for playing along with us! :)

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  4. Now, Arabic music is something I haven't actually listened to before. Okay, I've heard some in movies and that's about it. This is really neat sound, though. I like that your video has the English translation. What an interesting groove you brought to the Love Train with your pick! Thanks for joining us today! =D

  5. What a beautiful melody and tune. Arabic music is cool. Thanks for sharing!

    Danielle @ Royalegacy

  6. Well I for one am very glad you stumbled upon our meme, but I'm more happier that you decided to play along. What a lovely romantic song you found. Many years ago I use to work as a cocktail waitress in an arabic dining area, and I loved their music and then a belly dancer came out that is such a sight to behold, and watch this woman work her muscles. unbelievable. Thanks for joining., and signing our linky. I'm your latest follower. Very nice to meet you. I truly hope you enjoyed yourself today and hope you come back next Monday. Every other week the theme is a "FREEBIE", which means you can put up any video you like. The other weeks you will find our theme in my side-bar letting you know what the theme is. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Have Rockin' week my new friend!

  7. Hey there and welcome to the 4M's! Everything worked out well for you today and the music was fab!
    ~Naila Moon

  8. Welcome to our meme... we love having new people join. I hope you play along each week. I am now following your blog through GFC and on Network Blogs.
    I love the song you chose the music was so pretty and the words (thankfully translated into English) were so beautiful.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week and looking forward to seeing you next Monday.


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