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Egypt tunes in to nostalgia for golden age of Arab song

China Daily | Updated: 2019-02-12 07:16

CAIRO - Standing before a rapt crowd, Ahmed Adel oozes charm with his passionate performance of an Egyptian classic, evoking a romantic nostalgia for Arabic songs of the past.

After a melodious introduction on the oud, the famed oriental lute, Adel croons his way through a "mawal", a traditional melody boasting long vowels.

"Ya leil" ("O night"), he sings, with the dreamy languor of the original performer, Egyptian legend Mohamed Abdel Wahab.

Egypt tunes in to nostalgia for golden age of Arab song

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