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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Ramadan a la Egypte part 3 (Islamic Rock)

Moved on! Check TheCairoCalls

While cruising down Cairo's deserted streets (immediately after Iftar, that's it), and surfing the radio stations, I was stopped by a flood of Islamic-lyriced, belly-dancing-musicied array of songs, chief among them was pop sensation WAMA's latest hit (sarcasm intended) . The song was talking about wanting to be next to somebody, always within his/her sight, always in his/her heart; you know, the average over sentimental crap abundant in recent Arabic music. It was a couple of minutes until I discovered that they were actually singing about prophet Mohammed. Creepy!!. Made me think of an article I read a year ago in Slate, about Christian rock.

Moved on!


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