I Hear Their Songs Among The Debris - Poem by nimal dunuhinga
Abdel Halim Hafez (Arabic: عبد الحليم حافظ) (June 21,1929 – March 30,1977) , was an immensely popular singer and actor in Egypt and the Arab world from the 1950s to the 1970s. His music is still played on radio daily throughout the Arab world. Abdel Halim is considered one of the four greats of 20th century Egyptian and Arabic music, along with Umm Kalthoum, Mohammed Abdel Wahab and Farid El Atrac
Umm Kulthum (Arabic: أم كلثوم ʾUmm Kulṯūm; Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [omme kælˈsuːm]) , born Fātimah ʾIbrāhīm as-Sayyid al-Biltāǧī (فاطمة إبراهيم السيد البلتاجي [ˈfɑtˤmɑ (ʔe) bɾˤɑˈhiːm esˈsæjjed elbelˈtæːɡi]; see Kunya) on an uncertain date (December 30,1898 or May 4,1904? ) and who died February 3,1975, was an internationally famous Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress of the 1930s to the 1970s. She is known as Kawkab al-Sharq كوكب الشرق ('Star of the East') in Arabic. More than three decades after her death in 1975, she is still widely regarded as the greatest female Arabic singer in history.
Great Sphinx of Giza
Valley of the Kings
Abu Simbel Temples
Brothers & Sisters
why you ruined
fertile black soils
of the Nile floods plains.
The World originally
Means country or frontier land!
Brother Abdul Halim Hafez
Sister Umm Kulthum
come again from your hidden places and
sing those lovely songs
to this catastrophe!
for my Egyptian friend Nashaat Edward Hermal Seifin!
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