Monday, September 13, 2010

Duet by Amina and Hesham El Haj Pits Egypt against Lebanon

Egypt or Lebanon? Cairo or Beirut? Which location has contributed more to the world in terms of culture and history? In this duet, Egyptian singer Amina argues that Egypt, the Pharoahs, The Pyramids, Om Kulthum, and Abdel Halim Hafez prove that Cairo reigns supreme while Lebanese singer Hesham El Haj attempts to highlight Lebanon's culture and history by highlighting the Phoenicians, Baalbeck, and Fairuz's music. The result of this cultural standoff between Amina and Hesham? Watch the video clip to find out :)




1 comment:

  1. I love the fact that the video clip ends up crediting both places as equal cultural hubs rather than privileging one over the other.

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