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The Palestinian Anthem Fiasco

The Palestinian Anthem Fiasco By Hanitizer Share In a bold, unprecedented and perhaps controversial move, the Palestinian government in Gaza issued a statement early this morning declaring, “We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Twisted Sister as the national anthem for ...

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Not Just Another Nancy Music Video

Not Just Another Nancy Music Video By Hanitizer Share “Lamsit Eid” translates to the touch of hand, is the title of yet another Nancy Ajram video (her third from her latest album) Nancy Ajram, the Arab world’s hottest pop icon, ...

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Arabic Music 2008

Since the year 2008 has been one of the better times in terms of Arabic music and great albums. I have decided to put together a comprehensive guide for all major albums releases during the year 2008. A number of ...

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Rahbani; Six Decades of Hit Making

Rahbani; Six Decades of Hit Making By Hanitizer Share Mansour Rahbani, legendary Lebanese music mogul and Lebanese singing diva Fairouz’s brother-in-law passed away yesterday on his hospital bed after three days of being in the ICU. He died of pneumonia. ...

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The Party Goes On…At Least for Some

The Party Goes On…At Least for Some By Hanitizer Share Let’s party like it’s 1993! Ain’t no partying when Israel attacks. Due to the horrific situation in the Gaza Strip, many concerts have been canceled or at best scaled back. ...

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Transformers Transforms An Arab Director

Transformers Transforms An Arab Director By Hanitizer Share Said El Marouk, the Lebanese director known for his creative and visionary work on Arabic music videos is now moving up in the world of entertainment. He directed videos for Nancy Ajram, ...

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Step Aside Britney, Meet the Melody Girl

Step Aside Britney, Meet the Melody Girl By Hanitizer Share The Arab world never disappoints when it comes to juicy celebrity stories. And now, we can add bizarre dresses. Julia Booby – say her last name ten times — a ...

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They Cannot All Suck

They Cannot All Suck By Hanitizer Share To be fair and balanced to the artists and creative folks in the Arab world, I have decided to showcase two music videos that deserve praise. Latifa. Many Arabs grew up with Latifa, ...

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Chocolate Lovers, Watch @ Your Own Risk

Chocolate Lovers, Watch @ Your Own Risk By Hanitizer Share As a chocoholic I thought I would have to live with my addiction to chocolate for eternity. I have tried many times to quit my passion to this tasty and ...

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Do Any Arab Singers Outweird Michael Jackson?

Do Any Arab Singers Outweird Michael Jackson? By Hanitizer Share With Michael Jackson back in the headlines, I found myself wondering if there is an Arabic singer who can compete with Michael Jackson’s bizarre behavior and spiritual flirtations. I found ...

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