Egyptian long-time star singer Angham has released a new single titled ‘Howa Nafs Al-Shok’ (“It’s the same longing”) on Sunday, gaining wide attention on various music platforms for its emotional lyrics that recall the memories of deceased loved ones.
In the video-clip directed by Adel Gamal, Angham paid tribute to a number of Egypt’s most influential artists, some of whom passed away recently, like Ezzat El-Alaily, Shwikar, Ragaa El-Giddawy, and Mahmoud Yassin, with the message of the song, which she wrote on her outfit in Arabic, being ‘We did not part’.
“When I was recording the vocals in the studio, I kept repeating some parts because I was instantly shedding tears. In the shooting, I couldn’t stop, and the director kept it in the final edit,” said Angham on Sunday in an interview with local radio station Nogoum FM.
Mostafa El-Assal’s composition of Osama Mostafa’s lyrics, ‘Howa Nafs Al-Shok’ has been arranged by Mohamed El-Ashy with conductor Hani Farahat leading the orchestra.
Born in 1972, the daughter of composer, violinist, and singer Mohamed Ali Soliman and artist Magda Abdel-Haleem, Angham is considered among the most popular female voices in the Arabic music industry today.
A Cairo Conservatory graduate, Angham launched her career beside her father in the late 1980s, before embarking on her own independent path, reaching a wide popularity across the Arab region with over two dozen successful albums.
The popular singer is gearing up for an anticipated spring concert scheduled for 26 March at Al-Manara Centre, where she will perform a selection of her hits like Omry Maak, Hala Khasa Geddan, Ya Retak Fahemny, Ben Al-Benein, Albak, Baatly Nazra, Sidi Wisalak, among many other well-known hits.
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