Monday, February 18, 2008
Arab National Anthem
I was going to write a post about the closest thing to the Arab national anthem, Mawtini, and I wanted to post the YouTube video of Iham al Madfa3i singing it with the support of an incredible orchestra, but the video has been removed. I wanted to use it to show how Iraqis, including the Iraqi Shia (I do believe Ilham is Shi3i), have always embraced Arab nationalism. I did find this video (broadcast on Al Iraqiya) of Ilham doing a guitar solo of Mawtini, and it's pretty good, but I think the orchestra version is better. If anybody finds the orchestra version, please link to it.