I decided to go international today and chose a really cute song and video from Egypt. Even if you don't understand the words, the music and kids in the video will hook you.

Without translating all the lyrics, the basic story of the song goes like this: a man calls his friend's house and when the son answers the phone, the man asks, "Where's your dad" (Baba fein in Arabic). The little boy responds, "My dad is here, right here. Who is speaking? Tell me who I'm talking to" (Baba henna, henna ho. Olu meen? A oulu mene kalemu.). The man tells the boy that it is Amu (uncle, a title of respect given to elders who may or may not be a blood uncle). The boy responds with, "Uncle who?" and begins a conversation. Instead of getting his father to take the call, the boy passes the phone off to his sister who introduces herself first with her name, then as the sister of the boy who answered the phone, and finally, as the daughter of the man the caller wants to speak with. The poor man grows increasingly frustrated and asks the girl where her father is only to have the same sequence of events with the boy repeated with the girl. The girl passes off the phone to her brother' friend, and the whole thing starts all over again. In the end, the poor caller just gives up.

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11 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    The kids in the video are so adorable.

  2. Eve Noir Says:

    Very interesting kinda song & video.

    Happy Musical Monday to you.


  3. cool choice.
    thanks for stopping by!
    have a great week!

  4. Connie Says:

    HA! That was so cute! Thanks so much for posting that. It made me smile. The kids in that are adorable. Happy Music Monday to you! :D

  5. Liz Says:

    Lol, that was cute and true, it got me hooked! Great pick!

    The Modern Mom
    A Simple Life

  6. Anonymous Says:

    LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT. How wonderful this is and thank you for your explanation. I can so picture the poor man and those kids just having a great time. Excellent :) I bust out when he wraps the telephone cord around his neck LOL

  7. Joy0z Says:

    Haha what a fun music. Happy MM.

  8. Rozella Says:

    This is the first time I'm hearing this song. Very cool! :)

  9. annies home Says:

    interesting and very fun song

  10. Says:

    Happy MM! {On Tuesday}

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