Previous Post
Samsung Brings British Boy Band Blue to Egypt for Private Concert
Next Post
Nogoum FM Radio to Broadcast in Cairo Metro

Video: White People Dance to Egyptian Shaabi Music in New York City and It’s Hilarious

Shaabi music hits you hard in the hips and gets you dancing whether you're Egyptian or any other breed of Homosapiens, and this guy proves just that.

In this one-million-view-overnight video sensation, Kareem Elmonier takes a small media player emanating Mahraganat Shaabi tunes and approaches people, inviting them to join him as he starts to dance in the streets of, none other than, New York City.

Except for the rare individual who seems hell-bent on not surrendering to the hypnotic lure of the ensnaring music (see specimens two and four from the video selection of the NYC Homo sapiens), the results are unanimous: the Shaabi snake wraps itself around their waists and obeys the charmer that is Elmonier, shaking their hips balady-style, and moving their bodies like they were all original local Ejebshuns. Some of them even pick up on the sakakeen move and look up to the sky as they perform the manic move.

In a final gesture of musical rebellion, he approaches (borderline harasses even) a street musician, hijacks his instrument, and they both hit it off, announcing to the gods of music and to all musicians everywhere that Shaabi is the new pop.


Todays Events
Hisham Zahran / Aly Goede / Baher @ CJC
Clubs
Date: 9/25/2017
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: Cairo Jazz Club
Filmmaking By Hala Galal @ Studio Zat
Workshop
Date: 9/25/2017
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: Studio Zat
Neamat El Diwany @ Picasso Art Gallery
Exhibitions
Date: 9/25/2017
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: Picasso Art Gallery
The White Smoke @ Mashrabia Art Gallery
Exhibitions
Date: 9/25/2017
Time: 12:00pm - 12:0am
Venue: Mashrabia Art Gallery
The Creative Bond: Parenting Workshop @ Osana
Workshop
Date: 9/25/2017
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Venue: Osana Family Wellness
Copper Forming Workshop @ Darb 1718
Workshop
Date: 9/25/2017
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Darb 1718
Jewelry Making @ Kemet Art & Design
Workshop
Date: 9/25/2017
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Kemet Art & Design
Wedding @ The Westin Cairo Golf Resort
Variety
Date: 9/25/2017
Time: 12:00pm - 12:0am
Venue: The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa