Popular Culture and Nationalism in Egypt: 'Arab Lotfi and Egyptian Popular Music

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Abstract

This paper aims to establish some theoretical links between documentary film-making, popular culture, and the concept of nationalism in contemporary Egypt, through analysing two documentary films by film-maker 'Arab Lotfy, Seven Nights and a Dawn and Rango: Yield of the Nile. The two documentaries were produced in 1998 by the Egyptian Satellite Specialised Nile Channels. Through these documentaries, I aim to analyse how certain communities define and enact their national heritage and history through the medium of popular art. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-282
Number of pages21
JournalJournal for Cultural Research
Volume16
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

Keywords

  • Egypt, nationalism, Egyptian popular music, 'Arab Lotfi

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