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2000s Nostalgia: 10 Unforgettable Arab Hits

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2000s Nostalgia: 10 Unforgettable Arab Hits

 

The 2000s ushered in some of Egypt’s most iconic hit songs, ones that featured on every iPod, and were burned on every CD.

The Egyptian music scene has certainly changed over the years, with mahragant –also known as electro-folk or working-class rap – becoming a staple in Egypt’s street music scene over the last decade. Still, there are some gold-standard tracks that, to this day, remain fan favorites.

From Egypt’s famed band WAMA to Amr Diab’s timeless songs: here is a round up of some of our favorite songs of the 2000s.



 

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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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