Sunday, January 16, 2011

Amr Diab Interviewed in Rolling Stone Magazine (Jan 2011)

Egysptian superstar Amr Diab is interviewed in the current issue of Rolling Stone Magazine (January 2011).  Check it out at your local newsstand or at

You can also click on the image below to see it in larger size.


  1. Does Amr Diab have any politics? It's been reported in the press that he jetted out of Egypt with his family during the uprising.

    Is he a tool of the power elite and an apologist for the status quo, or does he have any care other than his own wealth and fame?

    What is this song about: Is it glorifying Mubarak, or is it criticizing him? Or is it even about him?


  2. I don't know much about Amr's politics but I just checked out the song that you mentioned and it is indeed sung by Amr Diab (though the video montage was made by someone who is glorifying Mubarak and set to the Amr Diab song).
    The song is actually about Egypt and those who love it. It does not mention Mubarak. It is about any Egyptian who loves his/her country.
    Seems a bit misleading to insert a video of Mubarak with the song. Also please note that this song was released way before the uprising.
    Check out my post on Tamer Hosny, another Egyptian pop idol, who was booed off the stage during the uprising for failing to support the people earlier than he did.


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