Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Diana Haddad Finds An Egyptian Lover in "Habibi Masry"

Divorced Diana Haddad has just found love in Egypt--at least her song says as much. Diana Haddad continues on her quest to do an Arabic song for each block...She did Iraqi well, and Moroccans well. She has always done well in Lebanese and her Gulf is perfected.

Now she moves with a song for Egypt, where she is flirting with her new guy who seems to be Mr. right. The song uses a dance beat template that we have memorized. The lyrics are cool, but not that cool. This is not a great song, but a decent song that will help Diana and make some folks in Egypt happy as this song counts few things we know are true about Egyptian dudes.

Ms. Haddad reminds one of the voices that works alone, she does her own songs, her own choices, and often times gets rewarded for it. She is a big draw for live concerts and she commends a great deal of respect from her fans and those who follow Arab pop.

اغنية ديانا حداد - حبيبى مصرى ــ نسخه اصليه ـــــ diana haddad habibi masry

Ahlam From @ArabIdol Insults Reporters and Journalists--They Left In Protest

MBC had a terrible idea, have a press conference with the judges of Arab Idol....but no one told them to stick to their memos and not to get distracted in side battles. Especially the UAE diva Ahlam who sits on the panel of judges and claims to have a special status with the MBC network that produces the show.

so things went south when she started insulting the reporters in the room, and calling them names. She also denied that she knew a songstress from Kuwait with the name Shams--she has been feuding with her and her fans. She called Shams a dancer....C'mon a court ruled against tone of your fans for defamation against Shams.

Ahlam is a strong woman who speaks her mind for sure....but you really do not earn any fans by insulting the fans. Wael stuck to the message....and Hassan stayed out of it.... Nancy was sitting in awkward silence. Ahlam does need to work on her tact...Arab Idol is not the same without Ragheb--he made the show. This became an Ahlam conference not the MBC presser. She bacame the headlines not the show.

She called the reporters not asking the right questions...she insulted them once again....they protested her combative style. Commotion started in the room and about half the room left once she spoke to them. The press did not appreciate it....Ahlam is sinking the program integrity for sure. She kept digging herself deeper and deeper and no one dared to stop her....she wanted a question that she liked.

انسحاب عدد من الإعلاميين إثر مشادة مع أحلام من مؤتمر Arab Idol

Download: Shatha Hassoun 2014 Album "Walhana" البوم شذى حسون - ولهانة 2014

Iraqi supernova Shatha Hassoun does more colors and shades of Arabic songs that many can process. With the release of her new and spanking album, she gave a new dozen songs in pretty much all Arabic dialects under the sun. Gulf, West, East and Middle. She is really good at doing these songs due to her diverse background and the places she lived and worked.

The cover art show some maturity and some growing up Shatha has endured. The title of the album is in English which tells you about her fan base....no need for Arabic, her image will see the album. The album is to be enjoyed slowly like a good cup of coffee. Shatha has not done something big in some time, but she has no issue making new songs that people like. She has a solid fan base that defies borders and nationalities. She is a big draw wherever she goes among Arabs and no just Iraqis around the globe.

Here's a smart songstress who does everything by the books. She is a powerful voice in the Gulf, and continues to be a dominate Iraqi voice beloved by Moroccans and immediate by Lebanese. I just listened to each of the tracks on the album, half of the songs agree with me, and the rest is meant for a different demographic. One thing this is a 100 percent sweet album.  

01 - Walhanah
02 - Eadolly
03 - Amout Aliek
04 - Henianah
05 - Ebn El Lazina
06 - Feen Howa
07 - Kahramanah
08 - Laba Qalbah
09 - Thani Shaya
10 - Men Eieny
11 - Ya Weali
12 - Khateya

Promo "WALHANA" Shatha Hassoun - برومو البوم " ولهانة " شذى حسون


Shatha Hassoun ... Walhana | شذى حسون ... ولهانة

Shaabi Music Is Not The Same Without Ahmed Adaweyah

This 1975 by the king of Sha'abi music is still a crowd favorite. Ahmed Adaweyah is the guy who did fun and popular songs was not always a hit. Ahmed was attacked so many times by his contemporary, they accused him of ruining public taste. But forty years later, they are celebrating him and giving him award.

Now his songs get recorded, remixed, and A list artists seek him for duets. Check out this very local song with him singing wearing a Jalabya. Yes, it;s very random, but this is Ahmed Adaweyah classic remains relevant 39 years later. It's a wedding song inside a movie. Same thing is happing with other artists who are trying to use the same formula.

But Ahmed Adaweyah did it with class and charm, he almost never came across as a sleazy bag. He is now still alive and well, he sings and he is the father of a popular hip young singer. Started his career as a waiter, only to being singing in 1971....slowly he took over that genre and owned it.  
أحمد عدوية - ما بلاش اللون ده معانا