And now another installment in my ongoing work to ensure that the highlights of contemporary Arabic culture get a wider airing, confounding pretty much every stereotype you might have about conservatism, veils, and general prudery.
Here we have a current hit throughout the region, "Behibou Huwa," (either "I Love Him" or "I Love It," depending on how you decide to take the lyric, which is double-entendre throughout) from an artist named - are you sitting down? - Miss Pussy Samir, an Egyptian dancer turned singing sensation.
Oh, they spell it "Boosy" most of the time, but that's only because, especially in Egyptian Arabic, "p" (which doesn't technically exist in Arabic) and "b" are interchangeable (which is why, by the bye, Cairo is chockablock with "No Barking" signs). It's definitely Pussy (and won't it be interesting to see what repeating that name does to my page count? Pussy, Pussy, Pussy. Samir.).
As you will see, the song's video portrays the sweet story of a young girl and her kindness to an older gentleman in red satin pajamas. I've decided that it's more or less the "Love to Love You Baby" of the East. Enjoy.