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Lighter Side of Egyptian Life – MTV

Posted by politicalmonkey2010 on September 22, 2010

Hakim Asalaamu Alekum (Peace be upon you)

If there is one thing you will notice in this crazy, complicated city called Cairo, is everybody has a sense of humor, you have to, otherwise you will never survive.  Hakim is a popular artist who is absolutely delightful to watch, this is an older video, but I love it.  You don’t need to speak or understanding Arabic in detail, the refrain is Asalaamu Alekum – a common Arabic greeting, meaning peace be upon you….enjoy

Here’s Hakim and The Godfather of Soul…James Brown

Nancy Agram – her breakthrough song…refrain….if you are going to get mad at me just get half mad

Rough translation..very rough

Yup and a Half

There’s nothing that could come of this
Calm down, my darling, and be like you used to be
Listen to me, kid
And you’ll spoil me and win me over as well

Darling come here
Look look look
You’re mad? Get mad
Get mad but, but just half mad
Otherwise I’ll stay away from you
Get away, yup and a half (meaning definitely)
And for sure you’ll be the loser

Why all this?
Why are you acting like this?
You don’t usually get bored
I’m tired, I’ve had a lot of sleepless nights
Calm down, that’s enough, shame on you

This is a tiresome thing and as much as I’m a good person
I’ve been putting up with you for so long
Darling look how many years I’ve been patient
It’s taken so much of my time

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One Response to “Lighter Side of Egyptian Life – MTV”

  1. vsxcw said

    boom chica wowow

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