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Weekly Music Video

Today's video is Habibi Ya Nour El Ain  by Egyptian singer Amr Diab. Amr (full name Amr Abdul-Basset- Abdul-Azeez Diab) is one of the most popular Egyptian and Arabic singers and has won the World Music Awards twice. His music is geel pop, with elements of rai, flamenco and Western pop. He's been credited with creating his own musical style , which is called "Mediterranean music". Amr's career spans 30 years, he released his first album Ya Tareea in 1983 and to date has released 28 albums (including a singles collection)! Two of the most successful are Nour El Ain (Light Of The Eye) which was released in 1996 and Aktar Wahed (2001). Nour El Ain is from the album of the same name. It's one of Amr's most successful songs worldwide and an English version called Habibi was also released. I've often danced to it at haflas! Watch the video on YouTube to see a translation for the lyrics.

Update 8/6/16: There doesn't appear to be an English translation on YouTube anymore. Maybe they were removed.


For the English version (remixed) click here:

Update 8/6/16: I added a link to a different video because the audio in the original one has been muted due to copyright.

Visit Amr's site at:


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