Egyptian spoken word artist and vocalist Zap Tharwat returns to the spotlight with the help of an Egyptian talent named Amina Khalil. The duo collaborated on a new song that empowers women in a country (and a region) where women still struggle daily. Obviously a lot of people sang for this very topic and many have presented great songs about it for years (Soad Hosny, Angham…etc.) But to make the song in a brilliant fashion is where they had me. Where even the music video was such a street to see because it has a twist.
I was stunned not only by the twist but the amazing vocal work and the lyrics for this song that made a perfect storm of storytelling. It’s only natural to learn that this song has the support of half a dozen NGOs both locally and internationally. I like it a lot and wish more people would see it. The message is women can do what the guy does–not better and not worse. I like that.
The drive behind Zap Tharwat channels his frustration through music in a refreshing fashion. And those vocal chords of Amina’s are an Egyptian icon.
Zap Tharwat ft. Amina Khalil & Sary Hany – Nour | زاب ثروت وأمينة خليل – نور | @AxeerStudio