You just can’t help but smile tenderly (or lose your shit) when you hear the adorably tongue tied Sea Chanters singing Omar Khairat and Riham Abdelhakim’s ‘Feeha Haga Helwa’.
What do you do when the words te zeed zeyada sounds like teezy ana (my arse)? Or when fy elsayeda nefesa sounds like fy mayet nefesa (nefesa’s water)? We definitely cracked up.
The video of the performance was released about a month ago on the Facebook page of the U.S. Navy Band. However, when it was reposted (probably nicked) on an Egyptian based Facebook page, it went insanely viral with almost two million views in less than 24 hours. To say the least, the video performance is chirpy, joyful and it’s an absolute honour that the U.S. Navy is singing songs that celebrate our “enticing culture and the sweet spirit found throughout the land of Egypt,” as a Sea Chanter puts it before commencing the song.
‘Feeha Haga Helwa’ (Something sweet about it) was originally a tribute from The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters to the Egyptian Armed Forces chief of staff Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Hegazy during his visit to the U.S. We’re interested to see what he thought of it!
Photo courtesy of United States Navy Band