Years ago, I had started compiling a list of Egyptian film clips where the action "traveled" or otherwise referenced multiple cultures during a musical number. Between dead hard drives on my end and escalating copyright policies on YouTube's end, it was lost. The Magic Carpet clip wasn't too crazy, since it only "went" to a couple of neighboring places. Some of the bigger production numbers really went all in on the offensive-by-modern-standards international stereotypes.Loved the music, and found the SFX fascinating.
Well, this took way too much thinking for this early on a Thanksgiving morning....Are the female singer credited, btw?
Thank you so much, Torbeau. This was exactly what I was hoping for.Most places just list Farid al-Atrash as the singer, but both ar.Wikipedia and elcinema credit the female singer as Ismat Abdel Alim عصمت عبد العليم (with the usual variety of transliterated English spellings).
If you paste the Arabic version of her name into YouTube, you can find more of her music, if anyone's into that...