Sunday, 4 March 2012

Sha'abi Sunday: Sa'd El Soghayar's 'El Enab' feat. Dina

Last Friday's music vid (Zayne's Shake It) went down about as well as a helium balloon in a high wind i.e. not very well at all. At least everyone could agree that the dancing in it was of superior quality.

This week I am skewing the values: I actually like the song but the dancing - despite the presence of Dina - is not the primary focus of the clip. It's more about having a good time and giggling. We've been dancing to this in class a lot lately, and even though this song is a toddler (it's 3 years old) it's now one of my favourite earworms. Also, this charming ode to a life enriched by a steady diet of melons, dates, grapes, and bananas carries a message that our heart disease-riddled world needs to hear more often.*

As someone who spent the better part of the mid-90s peering at the world from behind a septum piercing and a Batboy T-shirt, what I really want for the Funky Friday slot is a doumbek-heavy remix of The Sisters of Mercy's This Corrosion. Dare to dream...

*It's OK, I know that this song is really about massive boobs and buttocks like beach balls. I get it.

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