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Cheesy Pop from the Middle East

Gimme your best, girls!

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by Anonymousreply 12October 28, 2021 11:44 PM

Oh, I'm sorry, were we suppose to comment?

by Anonymousreply 1October 14, 2021 11:27 PM

His face is weird.

by Anonymousreply 2October 15, 2021 1:37 AM

He has a good voice (compared to some US acts) but expecting the DL to

know a bunch of "Muslim acts" might be asking too much of the community.

by Anonymousreply 3October 15, 2021 9:40 AM

I have always loved the over-the-top dramatism of Middle Eastern pop, as well as its folksy flourishes and plastic, soft focus artificiality.

Here's Lebanese megastar Nawal El Zoghbi with a song I've always loved called Ma'rafsh Leih - whatever that means, as I don't speak Arabic.

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by Anonymousreply 4October 15, 2021 9:52 AM

And now that we're talking about divas, Turkish transsexual Arabesk superstar Bülent Ersoy, with her song Ümit Hırsızı (Hope Thief). I absolutely LOVE the sheer exaggeration of it all!

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by Anonymousreply 5October 15, 2021 9:56 AM

And returning to Lebanon, hunky superstar Wael Kfoury is rather hot - I love his matinée idol looks ❤️❤️❤️

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by Anonymousreply 6October 15, 2021 10:44 AM

And here's another one from Turkey: Davut Güloğlu... More than anything, I like the fact that in his videos, his shirt is often soaked or he's showing his arms and chest.

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by Anonymousreply 7October 15, 2021 10:53 AM

Excellent choice, R4!

It means ‘I don’t know why’.

by Anonymousreply 8October 27, 2021 12:07 AM

I like Mohamed El Sharnouby. I don't think he's cheesy either.

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by Anonymousreply 9October 27, 2021 12:46 AM

Amr Diab huge star. Not that cheesy. OP do you only want cheesy? That's pretty condescending and stupid American of you.

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by Anonymousreply 10October 27, 2021 12:50 AM

Cairokee - Egyptian hipster electronic. Better than the flyoverstan pop you listen to, OP?

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by Anonymousreply 11October 27, 2021 12:55 AM

You don’t know anything about me, you smug, presumptuous prick, R10/R11.

Nek nafsak ya ibn sharamota - wade7 inak insan ri5im w bedan illi fa5or bnafsu. nas zayak behayim w enta booma, ya 5awal gahla w mutakabira.

Here’s a song from the increasingly scary-faced Samira Said, just so you know I didn't really mean what I wrote above (except for the fact you’re a smug, presumptuous prick).

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