Talk by Rhana Natour
How To Become The Next Haifa Wehbe
This presentation explores the music industry in the Arab world, and attempts to understand why there is yet to be an Arab artist to reach the status of Fairuz, Sabah, Abdel Halim, or Umm Kulthum. This is done through understanding contemporary Arab pop culture, the music video phenomenon, and the finances behind it all.
Sources & Future References
- On Walid Bin Talal
- Arab Idol: Mohammad Assaf
- Anghami, The Streaming App
- The Voice of Egypt: Umm Kulthum, by Virginia Danielson
- The Voice of Egypt: The Documentary
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