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(Video) The Ayoub Sisters – Tamally Maak & Nour El Ein (Amr Diab Cover) (2016)

Scotland/Egypt, Europe/Asia | October 2016

Sarah and Laura Ayoub perform their arrangement of Amr Diab’s ‘Tamally Maak’ & ‘Nour El Ein’. They are joined by Giulio Romano Malaisi (guitar) & Daniele Antenucci (percussion) in the atmospheric setting of Cafe Momo, London.

Since making their Royal Albert Hall debut in 2016, Scottish – Egyptian sisters Sarah and Laura Ayoub have had a meteoric start to their career. Discovered by Mark Ronson and now signed to Decca Records in partnership with Classic FM; the multi-instrumentalist sisters recorded their debut album with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the world-renowned Abbey Road Studios. Their album debuted at No.1 in the Official Classical Artist Albums Chart.

The duo have performed across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia with highlights including appearances at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, London Palladium, The Embassy of Egypt, The Cairo Opera House, touring with choirmaster Gareth Malone and a record-breaking debut in China of 13 performances in 4 days. More on their official website.

Original versions of the songs by Amr Diab:

Tamally Maak, also often Tamally Ma’ak is an international Arabic language song by the Egyptian pop star Amr Diab in 2000 from his album of the same name.

“Tamally Maak”, meaning “Always with you”, is written by Ahmed Ali Moussa and the music for the song was composed by Sherif Tag. Original arrangement was by Tarek Madkour. The very popular video was filmed in Czech Republic and the instrumentation prominently included the classic guitar. (Source: Wikipedia)

Nour El Ain (Light of The Eye) is Egyptian singer Amr Diab’s most successful album. It was released in 1996 and became a tremendous success not only in the Middle East but worldwide. The title track and its English version “Habibi”, was an international phenomenon, becoming a crossover hit in Pakistan, India, Brazil, Iran, Afghanistan, Argentina, Chile, France, and South Africa. The song was remixed by several European arrangers and has become a big pull on the dance floors of Europe. The video clip, also produced by Alam El Phan for the song “Nour El Ain”, was one of the most lavish and expensive productions in Egyptian pop music at the time. “Nour El Ain” was at the time the best selling album ever released by an Arabic artist. (Source: Wikipedia)

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