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Old Egyptian Songs that Scream Summer

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Old Egyptian Songs that Scream Summer

During the summer months – as you bathe in the summer’s sun until it rolls over into the west, and the moon slips in for a cool breezy night, there isn’t a finer friend than music. Whether played through cassette tapes or heard in motion pictures, Egyptian songs have a particular joy to them, evoking nostalgic feelings amidst the newness of modern hit moldies.

With music that inspired generations from the 1950s until the 1980s, here is our selection from Egyptian oldies that take us back to the flare of past tunes.

Baheb Etnein Sawa (El Maya wel Hawa) – Laila Mourad (1952)

Khadna El-Agaza – Soad Hosny (1968)

Doko El-Shamasi – Abdel Halim Hafez (1969)

Tayer ya Hawa – Mohamed Roshdy (1970)

Ana Ba’shaa El Bahr – Nagat Al-Saghira (1980)

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Farah Rafik is a graduate from the American University in Cairo (AUC) with a dual degree in Multimedia Journalism and Political Science. After being an active participant in Model United Nation (MUN) conferences both locally and internationally, Farah discovered her love for writing. When she isn’t writing about Arts & Culture for Egyptian Streets, she is busy watching films and shows to review. Writing isn’t completed without a coffee or an iced matcha latte in hand—that she regularly spills. She occasionally challenges herself in reading challenges on Goodreads, and can easily read a book a day.

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