Folks, did you notice, or it is just me? In the past 3 years, we have had more singers than we probably had in the 10 years previouse to that. Is this like a direct result to the way arabic music videos are going? So many new names, and so many new ways that one seems to have hard time keeping up with.
The other day, I was watching the new vido clip for majda alroumy (I forgot the song, but I think it's called al7obb wal3afaaf???). Then soon after that video, a new video clip for a singer called dana (??) and it's called "boss ely, 7ar2oslak 3alwa7dah wnoss...". In the beginning of that clip, a writings on the screen said in arabic "for the first time, a new singer without any plastic surgery". What the hell? Anyway, the singer dances like a stripper and shows way way way too much of her body and seductive moves.
I've seen many more videos along that line. The reason I watch them because my wife takes control of the remote control while I surf the net on my laptop.
So, why are the video clips going this route? Oh, you are asking me about this route. my bad. This is what I think the route is: 1) sexy female singers dancers moving their bodies in a seductive way 2) Male singers who jump up and down pretending to be michael jackson or that spanish dude (the live lavita loca thingie) 3) Words that don’t relate at all to the video clip (like that "chad" gay looking dude) 4) mexican/salsa/jamaica style dancing that has nothing to do with arabic at all
So, that was the route. What are the possible causes?
1) Demands from the new generation of arab youth, as we know in economics, supply and demand, if there is a demand, there will always be a market 2) The strive to change, even if it was a negative change 3) The phenomena of rich arab guys who are willing to finance a new dancer/singer to make her video clip after a private session in that rich's man hotel room 4) Super star???? 5) Everybody wants to be like nancy and haifa???? 6) satellites TV's???