Last year I posted about this blast from the past that I found, which of course was Watani Habibi, I am posting the video again, well I found another blast from the past which was basically made about the same time as this one.
Do you remember AlJeel Alsa3ed الجيل الصاعد ? another Arab patriotic claptrap song that was used to brain wash us when we were young into thinking that we are so unbeatable and the best!
Again here you get some of the best Arab female singers, I think it was made in the 50s or 60s, an era of singers that had their own style and personality, long gone now, at the end you get the composer Mohamad Abdulwahab singing or should I say sucking up to Jamal Abdul-Nasser, nice voice though.
What I found funny about this video is how did they manage to put all of these extras كومبارس in such a small place?? were they paid?? and how much??
Well things never change, Egyptian media machine which bombarded us with these must hear, must sing and believe songs, is still doing it now.
This is a new song dedicated to the Sinai Peninsula, full of new singers but being of a certain age, I only recognised the Libyan Hamid El-Sha3ri.
Again, they are using good looking singers,perfectly dressed in crisp clean clothes but what I found really dumb is the use of many children that just look perfect.
I mean in reality do all Egyptian/Arab kids look so white with fair hair? why didn't they just get normal kids, white, brown & black but no, not in this video, everything had to be so clean and white, it could make a good advert for a soap powder, complete c**p