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Biography

Mohamed Mounir or Mohammed Mounir (Arabic: محمد منير ) was born in Aswan. His music unmistakably has its roots in the various genres of Arabic and African music. And his lyrics were from all over Arabian cultures, he sang a lot of poems for the brilliant poet " Abd Elreheem Mansour " and also for " Magdy Naguib " and " Fouad Haddad ". Mounir's fans sees him as a mouthpiece for the cultural and Revolution togetherness of the Orient and Occident. His music can be played at all moods, at any place.

Mounir has changed a whole generation by his amazing live performances and deep lyrics and totally new music.

Mounir, has also gathered experiences in film: the film Destiny from Youssef Chahine, a prominent outsider in Egyptian cinema and at the same time its most internationally reknowned representative, is a reckoning with the growing fundamentalism of his country. Mounir plays the singer Marwan from the 12th century, who escapes an attempted assassination by stirred up fanatics the first time, but succumbs the second time - a reference the Algerian Rai singer, but also Egyptian literary figures like Nagib Mahlus or Farag Foda.

Mohamed Mounir is more than the most enigmatic figure of Egyptian pop heaven. He often performs controversial opinions on politics and philosophy with his thought through and therefore inevitably provocative lyrics. The former art student began his career in the Cairo of the 70s and advanced quickly to an outcast artist, but not without rubbing everyone up the wrong way. He became a synonym for a liberal way of thinking and the longing for reform with his music and its contents.

"I have a dream of a better human being, of better living standards," Mounir said, adding, "I hate corruption, I hate fear and I love dreams that are based on logic."

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