Aghani Sha'bia min Masr (Book 2) - Marjorie Cowley

Feb 17, 2018
Author Presentation


Welcome to Marjorie Cowley's renowned collection of Egyptian folk songs, Aghani Sha'bia min Masr (Book 2). As an esteemed writer and music lover, Marjorie Cowley has dedicated her life to preserving and showcasing the vibrant musical culture of Egypt. In this second installment, she delves deeper into the captivating melodies and poetic lyrics that have been passed down through generations.

Explore Egyptian Folk Music

Egyptian folk music, also known as "Sha'bi" or "Sha'bia," is deeply rooted in the country's cultural heritage. It reflects the diverse influences of ancient Egyptian, Arab, African, and Mediterranean traditions. Marjorie Cowley's Aghani Sha'bia min Masr offers an immersive experience into this musical genre, allowing readers to explore the soul-stirring melodies and lyrical storytelling that have made it a cherished part of Egypt's identity.

Discover the Songs

With Aghani Sha'bia min Masr (Book 2), Marjorie Cowley presents a carefully curated selection of traditional Egyptian folk songs. Each song unravels a unique tale, capturing the essence of love, struggle, joy, and everyday life in Egypt. Whether you are a music enthusiast or just beginning to discover the world of Egyptian music, this collection provides a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of this captivating country.

Unveiling the Stories Behind the Songs

Marjorie Cowley goes beyond the melodies and lyrics by providing detailed insights into the historical and cultural context of each song. Understanding the stories behind the songs enhances the overall appreciation and allows readers to connect on a deeper level. Cowley's meticulous research and passion for Egyptian culture shine through as she reveals fascinating anecdotes and highlights the various influences that have shaped these timeless songs.

A Journey Through Egypt's Musical Heritage

Embark on a journey through Egypt's musical heritage as Marjorie Cowley guides you through the diverse regions and styles that have contributed to the evolution of Egyptian folk music. From the Nile Delta to Upper Egypt, from traditional instruments like the oud and the tabla to modern-day adaptations and fusion, Cowley's expertise brings to life the incredible depth and breadth of Egypt's musical landscape.

About Marjorie Cowley

Marjorie Cowley is an esteemed author and music enthusiast with a deep love for Egyptian culture. Her dedication to overseeing cultural preservation projects and her extensive knowledge of Egyptian folk music have made her a recognized authority in the field. Aghani Sha'bia min Masr (Book 2) is the culmination of her years of research and passion for sharing the beauty of Egyptian music with the world.


Experience the magic of Egyptian folk music through the pages of Aghani Sha'bia min Masr (Book 2). Join Marjorie Cowley on a captivating journey that will transport you to the heart of Egypt's rich musical heritage. Immerse yourself in the soul-stirring melodies, poetic lyrics, and fascinating stories that have captivated generations. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to broaden their cultural horizons and appreciate the beauty and depth of Egyptian music.

Douglas Umoru
Marjorie Cowley's celebration of Egyptian folk songs continues with enchanting melodies and heartfelt poetry.
Nov 8, 2023