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The Controversy over Satellite Music Television in Contemporary Egypt

Michael Frishkopf

in Music and Media in the Arab World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162930
eISBN:
9781617970139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162930.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Headlines regarding the maliciousness of music video clips became a familiar sight in the Egyptian and Arab press. The source of all the commotion over music television in Egypt is the launching of ... More


What Would Sayyid Qutb Say? Some Reflections on Video Clips

Michael Frishkopf

in Music and Media in the Arab World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162930
eISBN:
9781617970139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162930.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Video clips dominated the Arab satellite television but the ubiquity of video clips may overstate their popularity. Video clips are free content in an economically troubled business, paid for not by ... More


Arab Video Music: Imagined Territories and the Liberation of Desire (or: Sex Lies in Video (Clip))

Michael Frishkopf

in Music and Media in the Arab World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162930
eISBN:
9781617970139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162930.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Video music or video clip in the Arab world has become an imagined territory. Here, the weight of censorship on desire and its manifestations is lightened. New media brings new freedoms to satellite ... More


Ruby and the Checkered Heart

Michael Frishkopf

in Music and Media in the Arab World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162930
eISBN:
9781617970139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162930.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

A video clip is a short movie comprising a jingle, a dance, and a dramatic theme. Most video clips of today are about romantic love and human relationships in general. Yet, in the ubiquitous hands of ... More


Caliphs and Clips

Michael Frishkopf

in Music and Media in the Arab World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162930
eISBN:
9781617970139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162930.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Most critics of Arab satellite channels focus on the impropriety and vulgarity of so-called singers and dancers from a religious or a strictly moral point of view. Most of the video clips broadcast ... More


Images of Women in Advertisements and Video Clips: A Case Study of Sherif Sabri

Michael Frishkopf

in Music and Media in the Arab World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162930
eISBN:
9781617970139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162930.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Sherif Sabri is an Egyptian director of commercial advertisements. His advertising career began in the late 1980s at Tarek Nour's advertising agency, Americana. Later, he left for England, where he ... More


The Biographies of Starlets Today: Revolutions in Sound and Image

Michael Frishkopf

in Music and Media in the Arab World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162930
eISBN:
9781617970139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162930.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Egypt's female artists are intriguing, and several of them claimed their fame through video clips. Like Sherine, who has become the most renowned singer, she was catapulted to the screen amid a wave ... More


Arab Music and Changes in the Arab Media

Michael Frishkopf

in Music and Media in the Arab World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162930
eISBN:
9781617970139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162930.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Enormous changes have taken place in the field of Arab music due to the phenomenal developments brought about by satellite channels and new modes of recording and telecommunications media. In the ... More


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