Mado sticks two fingers up to Muslim Brotherhood... in a song!
Inspired by a play on words "Khan... Yakhoun" by the satirical television host, Bassem Youssef, Egyptian singer Mado will premier his political song criticising Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood regime at his concert on Thursday, 27 December at El Sawy Culturewheel.
Bassem Youssef's statement "Khan... Yakhoun" means "Betrayed... to Betray," but also sounds like the word for "Brotherhood" in Arabic: Akhwan.
Mado's song takes "Khan... Yakhoun" a step further and becomes the revolutionary singer's interpretation and political statement on today's Egypt under the Muslim Brotherhood regime.
He wrote and composed Khan... Yakhoun two weeks prior to constitutional referendum held on Saturday 15 December, which yielded a 'Yes,' vote for a constitution drafted primarily by Islamists in power.
"Uttered words of a unworthy wiseman" the song says, and later Mado calls the Brotherhood the "religion traders of all times."
"How many times they betrayed us at [Tahrir] Square...They divided us between infidals and religious...their rightful leader 'El Morshid' is not mentioned in the Quran...This fixed constitition won't bring stability to the nation... uttered highly... they betrayed and will betray."
Mado composed and wrote the song himself, and adds Marwan Nasr on violin. Mohammed Kamal is distributing.
Thursday, 27 December, 8:30pm
River Hall, El-Sawy Culturewheel
26 July Street, Zamalek