Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Song About Doing Good Deeds Is Surprisingly Good @Mobinil

One of three mobile phone companies operating in Egypt wanted to do a big ad campaign for Ramadan. So they did one and made it not about them. Mobinil opted to do a big ad campaign during the holy month urging people to do small deeds. The commercial came disguised as a long song, but to be frank, this is something nice they are doing.

There are many examples of people doing good deeds to help that community fridge where people stalk it with food, or that community closet or toy shelf for the little ones to enjoy. So many creative ideas to help fellow humans. It could also be a book shelf for people to grab a book and read. You need to do good, we care less about why you do it and more about you actually helping others.

Mobinil featured a song performed by three little known artists who preach a well-known message. The young artists gather people around them to sing and call on people to do good because it's good karma. I usually do not like to give companies free press, but I did not mind this once. This year's message comes in time, always together.

أغنية موبينيل الكاملة #فاعل_خير رمضان 2015 – Mobinil Ramadan Song

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Egyptian Dude Cross-Dresses And Dances Like Ballerina (Video)

In some random neighborhood in Egypt, some guy dressed like a ballerina and danced his tail off to some loud music. This is so unreal and so random but props to the guy who joined in the party and danced along that dude.

I think some people were confused how could such a thing happen? I know even in Western countries male Ballerinas are a joke. This took place in "Al Mojama'a Al Khamis" and it looks like a big party took place as more people joined in the dance. Little is known about this ballerina, he might be up to something.

شاب يرتدى زى باليرينا ويؤدى حركات راقصة بالتجمع الخامس

George Zougheib Returns With An Age Inappropriate (Yet Great) Song

Few years ago, George Zougheib was a little chubby boy with a gifted voice that was discovered at a young age. Now he is a teen and still held to his nice voice. He is still loosely wrapped as well, I love his voice for real. He has so many years of experience without having to be old.

For his music video he brings horses and ladies in jeans and short tees. I do not know what the kid had to be sexualized like that. Why cannot he just do something else? He is singing for another little girl that he has a crush on and the song really makes him sound like he is 50 years of age. The song is about having had it with pain and distance.

Why cannot kids just be kids? Why do they have to live romantic stories and feel that they have to appeal to the old base. Then her father finds out about this love story and kicks him out of the horse stable.

Make no mistake this is a heavy song, those who like Tarab music will cheer. I just think he is too young for this kind of music video. He has a strong voice and it seems to get better with time. The music for George's song is pretty amazing.
George Zougheib Me7taj El Wafa جورج زغيب محتاج الوفى

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

These Composers Won't Work With Elissa And Her 2014 Album

 Samples are here

Elissa who shot to fame with catchy lyrics. Elissa is Arabia's highest-paid musician, and that success is due only partly to the mass popularity of her music. After all, there are many artists who get more radio time but don't make as much money. Ms. Khoury has made very astute decisions on how to monetize her music and image and position herself for a lengthy, successful career. However her musical stylings strike you, her thoughts on the future of the music industry—an industry she has come to dominate ealry on in her career are worth considering.

Elissa  didn't advocate a handful of singles and some OKish fillers, of course, she recommended trying to create albums that fans will cherish for years to come. Elissa seems to think "music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for." Her rise to prominence owes much to the loyal fan base she cultivated on her social media pages, where listeners could discover Elissa music for free on radios and where fans can still stream dozens of songs free. Once this fan base was built, however, Elissa embraced the concept of rarity.

Elissa is preparing for the release of her latest album with Rotana...other than having an interesting cover art, the album will not feature two of her biggest collaborators in the past. It seems she lost some serious talents that gave her some of her better songs and most memorable hits. I think this will be a good album, it sounds like she is the same again and that's not too bad. Rotana will market the hell of out of this album, here are the two composers who won't be collaborating with Elissa on this album.

  1. Marwan Khoury who hated fighting with Rotana over his rights and payments. He got sick of them and asked them not to include his song on Elissa's album. Marwan is still cool with Elissa though. Rotana talked back and said they do not care about Marwan or his song. This is a big loss for Elissa as Marwan knows how to make a song perfect for Elissa.
  2. Mohamed Rahim shared on his Facebook a post where he denied that his songs were removed from Elissa's album. He said, that he did not even record any songs with Elissa, and stated that he chose not to work with her from the get go on this album. He did not say why he chose not to collaborate with Elissa this once, but he wanted to make sure we knew he was not eliminated. 
Elissa is a smart markerter