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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

Africa

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

Egypt

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

Music

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