Friday, February 04, 2011

The singer of the Egyptian uprising

It is noteworthy that the singer whose songs are most featured from loudspeakers in Tahrir Square is `Abdul-Halim Hafidh.  As is known, he was Nasser's chief singer and he sang a lot for the Egyptian revolution and for Nasser (in addition to love songs).  Late in his life, he sang poems by Syrian poet, Nizar Qabbani but his song "A letter from under the water" is just silly.  I like his earlier songs like "Maw`ud" (Expecting).