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Music and Media in the Arab World$
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Michael Frishkopf

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789774162930

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774162930.001.0001

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The Biographies of Starlets Today: Revolutions in Sound and Image

The Biographies of Starlets Today: Revolutions in Sound and Image

(p.277) 14 The Biographies of Starlets Today: Revolutions in Sound and Image
Music and Media in the Arab World

Michael Frishkopf

American University in Cairo Press

Egypt's female artists are intriguing, and several of them claimed their fame through video clips. Like Sherine, who has become the most renowned singer, she was catapulted to the screen amid a wave of manufactured blonde beauty. Success tempted her to enter the market of cosmetic makeovers, turning herself into a Latina chic by enhancing her original sprightliness. Sherine still relies on her voice. She trains her voice the way professionals do and sometimes fine-tunes her performance. Sherine's career opened an opportunity for another Egyptian artist, Ruby. She appeared in the film Skoot hansawwar, and started her career in video clips directed by Sherif Sabri. Ruby also became a target in the social battle for “decency” waged by the arch-conservatives.

Keywords:   video clips, social battle, decency, singer, female artists, starlets, Ruby, Sherine

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