Still from Mohamed Mounir's new release.
Iconic Egyptian singer Mohamed Mounir’s new release, which was uploaded to his official YouTube channel on 14 December, has so far attracted over 600,000 views on YouTube.
The song, entitled Ana Mennek Etaalemt (which translates to ‘I’ve learned a lot from you’) was directed by Sherif Sabry, written by Ahmed Fayez, composed by Ahmed Hamdy, and orchestrated by Bassem Darwish and Sebastian Moller.
The video's impressive outreach renders it one of the most successful YouTube songs of the year.
The song has received mixed reviews by Mounir’s fans, with many critiquing the song’s quality and especially expressing their dissatisfaction with the lyrics and music composition.
Others, however, celebrated the song, and applauded the ‘king’ for what they described as a new chef d’oeuvre in their beloved singer's repertoire.
Born in a Nubian family October 1954, Mounir, began his music career in 1975 and quickly started gaining his international reputation, singing many genres including classical Arabic, Nubian, blues, jazz and reggae.
He also appeared in many films, including director Youssef Chahine's Al Maseer (Destiny), which competed in the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.
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