In the 80s, there was a big artist that excited Arabia and his name was Mohamed El Helw, he sang love songs in a very Egyptian way and simple way. But the 90s came and he did not transition well and his name faded away.
Then two years ago he was sentenced on charges of fraud and conspiracy in a Egyptian court. He did head the musician guild briefly before he was let go. So, you know the guy us not the best moral character in the world. So few hours after the ruthless Egyptian police have gunned down 20 people in cold blood. What does Mohamed El Helw do?
Nothing, but a new song by him has been released and the song is salting the police, but fails to mention the people who are Egypt's biggest asset. The song only talks about the sacrifices of the police, and overlooks the sacrifices of the people. There is a huge disconnect between the way the police sees itself and the way they conduct themselves.
Right now, the police in that country as popular as Ebola, so the song's timing is questionable, plus the police paid him for this weak song, and their logo comes right before the song plays. So in a nutshell, this is a government that robs the poor and takes their money to make songs about how cool they are. But wait, the police does murder people. Just ask Shaima Al Sabbagh.
But politics aside, this song and music video are so cheap, it makes it easy to point to its shortcoming. I think the artist is doing this song ion the hopes, he won't have to serve jail time for his crimes.
Taheya wagbh - Mohamed El Helw تحية واجبة - محمد الحلو