Egypt's national anthem performances leave social media amused and confused

Published March 8th, 2017 - 10:14 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz reviewing troops before a meeting in Cairo. [AFP]
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz reviewing troops before a meeting in Cairo. [AFP]

Egypt might take the cake for making good koshary, but it certainly doesn’t rank first in performing classical music. Someone has orchestrated (pun intended) a brilliant video showcasing the Egyptian Army’s wind symphony playing the national anthems of various countries for visiting heads of state. When the Egyptian renditions are juxtaposed next to footage of the same anthems being played in their respective nations, it becomes immediately apparent that the Egyptian army needs to put their musical section through boot camp.

But, they can't be that bad, right? Watch below to hear what we’re talking about:


People on social media thought it was hilarious as well, taking the opportunity to poke fun at the performances:

Some people thought it was a hoax:

And everyone noticed that Vladimir Putin was visibly displeased with the rendition of Russia's national anthem:

Perhaps this is why:

To be fair, Umm ad-Dunya (which means ‘Mother of the World’ in Arabic and is an affectionate nickname for Egypt) did bring us Umm Kulthum, who is arguably one of the greatest musicians of all time—no matter where you are from. If only the army had taken a leaf out of her book!

LM

Follow the Loop on Twitter and Facebook


© 2000 - 2019 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)

You may also like