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Egypt's former national anthem covered by Mohamed Mohsen

'Eslami Ya Misr' is one of a number of cover songs Mohsen launched with music producer and pianist Yehia Youssef over a month ago

Ahram Online , Sunday 19 Jul 2020
Mohamed Mohsen

The latest release by Egyptian singer Mohamed Mohsen, in which he covers Egypt’s former anthem 'Eslamy ya Misr' (Remain Safe, Egypt), has noticeably spread on social media locally.

The soft piano cover by Yehia Youssef of the patriotic song, originally written by Mostafa Sadek El-Rafei and composed by Safar Ali, has gained hundreds of thousands of views on various platforms.

Many users have interacted with the release, filming themselves singing or lip-syncing it, and one user filmed herself communicating the lyrics in sign language.

'Eslamy ya Misr' was Egypt's national anthem from 1923 to 1936, and is currently used as the song of the Egyptian Police Academy.

Mohsen's video, produced by Digital Studio Sawarly and directed by Hossam Hamed, is one of a number of cover songs he launched with music producer and pianist Yehia Youssef over a month ago.

In May, Mohsen released his latest composition 'Atshan' (Thirsty) to lyrics by Mostafa Ibrahim and the production of Rafik Adly.

Before releasing dozens of his original songs, the 34-year-old singer, composer and actor had originally gained fame by singing covers of traditional Egyptian songs by Sayed Darwisch, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Sheikh Imam and other legendary composers.


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