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Getting to the hotel + downtown Sharm El Sheikh

January 2014 – Egypt had always been a priority on my travel list. However, it was a country I didn’t feel comfortable visiting on my own, a sentiment emphasized after the rise of the Arab Spring. 994 more words


Birds of Egypt: The Collared Kingfisher, "Fairuz"

This bright little beauty is what a cheap firework dreams of being when it grows up. “Fairuz,” or, as this word is translated into English, “Turquoise,” is this gorgeous bird’s name in Egypt. 454 more words


Fairuz ( فيروز‎‎ )

Fairuz, born Nouhad Wadi Haddad, (1935-) was a shy and diminutive girl growing up in Beirut when she was discovered singing in her school choir by a local musician and teacher at the National Conservatory. 829 more words

Arab Music

Now Listening: Fairuz, "اعطني الناي"

“اعطني الناي,” or “Give me the Flute,” has been and will always be my favorite Fairuz song.

The song is the first part of a poem by Gibran Khalil Gibran entitled “Two Voices.” The internet is swimming with truly horrific translations, so I’ve gone to  216 more words


Baddi Khabberkon

I cannot find any information about Baddi Khabberkon sung here by Nouhad Wadi Haddad or  Fairuz (or Fairouz or Fayrouz) – I don’t even know if it really is a Christmas carol or song, I don’t know if it is sacred or secular. 54 more words