Tuesday, November 13, 2012

My CD Review: Nancy Ajram - Super Nancy (2012)



Album Review
Ramzi S.
Reviewed 2012-10-18 
-- All Tracks are FCC CLEAN --
Although this is a children’s album—recorded by the Lebanese Princess of Pop Nancy Ajram as a tribute to her two young daughters Milla and Ella— this CD has been getting so much airplay on radio stations all over the Arab world that its target audience—Arab children—has taken a back seat to the mass appeal of these songs.

**1. Ya Banat.(3:10) is the first single off this album and is an ode to daughters and girls, going against patriarchal and outdated concepts that used to favor the birth of sons over daughters. In Egyptian dialect.
2. Bo2 El Katkout (3:13) )[Mouth of the Chicken] Childish track, Arabic nursery rhyme with Egyptian dialect.
**3. Ba2ousi (2:50) [Peakaboo] A guilty pleasure for adults, this addictive song was initially intended for children. In Lebanese Arabic.
4. Sana Helwa Ya Gamil (4:01) [Happy Birthday] is a variation on the Happy Birthday theme. Egyptian dialect..
5. Stouhy (4:38) [Rooftops] Danceable, up beat song with children’s back vocals.
**6. Wez 3einak (3:11) [Check it out] Techno sounding children’s nursery rhyme, complete with baby sounds and children’s chorus. Lebanese.
7. Oulo Hela (4:06) [Say Hey] Egyptian folksong revived and remixed.
**8. Adi El Beida (3:33) [The Egg] A techno dance track that seems geared towards a mass market (not just children).

My picks: 1, 3, 8

Ramzi Salti

No comments:

Post a Comment

ALL ARABOLOGY PODCASTS AT https://soundcloud.com/arabology/sets/podcasts

Exclusive Arabology Interviews: https://soundcloud.com/arabology/sets/arabology-interviews