Mona Amarcha

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Mona Amarcha
منى أمرشا
Born (1988-01-01) January 1, 1988 (age 26)
Casablanca, Morocco Morocco
Origin Morocco Morocco
Genres Arabic, Khaleeji
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2007 – present
Website Official website

Mona Amarcha (Arabic: منى أمرشا ) (born on January 1, 1988 in Casablanca, Morocco), also spelled Mona Amarsha, is a Moroccan singer who sings mainly Khaleeji music. She is very popular among the Gulf countries.[1]

Career[edit]

Mona was born and raised in a Riffian family in Casablanca, Morocco 1988, and was discovered in MBC's singing competition "Album 5 : Noujoum El Arab" in which she represented North Africa alongside Moroccans, Tunisians, Egyptians and Sudaneses contestants against the teams "Levant" and "Gulf". She was one of the winners, alongside Moroccan pop singer Abdelfattah Grini. Her voice and charisma allowed her to sign with MBC's recording label "Platinum Records" and to release in 2008 her debut album "Mojaba" which features songs in Egyptian and Gulf Arabic, including "El Hob Yekbar", a duet with Bahraini singer Adel Mahmoud. Four singles where released, among them the title song "Mojaba" which was successful, Egyptian romantic ballad "Eshta'telak", "Hanoni" and "El Hob Yekbar". Mona's ability to perform the Gulf dialect even though she stated (in Lebanese talk show "Shoofi Mafi" [2]) discovering this type of music only in the singing competition she took part of, allowed her to become very popular among the Gulf audience.

Her second album, "Sana Oula Hob" in 2009, was mainly in Gulf Arabic with only one song in Egyptian. She worked with many famous Gulf lyricists and composers and two singles were released out of the album, the song "Ya Yomma Habeito" and "Sana Oula Hob". Mona performed many concerts in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Dubai and Bahrain. In 2010, she released a single titled "Wainak" which also was successful.

She released her third album in end of 2011, produced also by Platinum Records, titled "Yas Nas Daloni" which features 11 songs, including her first song in her native Moroccan dialect "Au Revoir" . The first clip from the album, "Gowat El Galb" was released early 2012. The title song is a reprise from a popular Iraqi song. She currently lives in Dubai.

Discography[edit]

  • Mojaba (2008), produced by Platinum Records
  1. Eih Wallah- Gulf Arabic
  2. Hanoni - Gulf Arabic
  3. Hal Yatara - Gulf Arabic
  4. Kol Sana Wenta Tayeb - Egyptian Arabic
  5. Mojaba -Gulf Arabic
  6. Habaybak-Gulf Arabic
  7. Eshta'telak- Egyptian Arabic
  8. El Hob Yekbar- Gulf Arabic (duet with Adel Mahmoud)
  • Sana Oula Hob (2009), produced by Platinum Records
  1. Ay Shoug - Gulf Arabic
  2. Ya Yomma Habeito - Gulf Arabic
  3. Bdalk Alf - Gulf Arabic
  4. Darbat Maalem - Gulf Arabic
  5. Helm wala Elm -Gulf Arabic
  6. Ma Ba'itsh Habibto -Egyptian Arabic
  7. Makhtoba - Gulf Arabic
  8. Sana Oula Hob - Gulf Arabic
  9. Tebi Teqneeni- Gulf Arabic
  10. Weladet Aashiq - Gulf Arabic
  11. Ya Aassal - Gulf Arabic
  • Ya Nas Daloni (2011), produced by Platinum Records
  1. Qowat Qalb - Gulf Arabic
  2. Ya Nas Delloni - Iraqi Arabic
  3. Mowal'aa El Donyia - Gulf Arabic
  4. Au Revoir- Moroccan Arabic
  5. Edhak-Gulf Arabic
  6. Tamerni B Shay -Gulf Arabic
  7. Ahebbah - Gulf Arabic
  8. El Wade'a Ma Ytammen - Gulf Arabic
  9. Al Tabeeb - Gulf Arabic
  10. Min Warai - Gulf Arabic
  11. Haweni - Gulf Arabic
  12. Al Fostan Al Aswad- Gulf Arabic

Videoclips[edit]

  • Mojaba (2008) directed by Adel Serhan
  • Hanoni (2008) directed by Phillipe Qissr
  • El Hob Yakbar (2008) directed by Rindala Kodeih
  • Eshtaatelak (2009) directed by Mounir Barakat
  • Ya Yomma Habeito (2009) directed by Nahla El Fahed
  • Sana Oula Hob (2010) directed by Rindala Kodeih
  • Wainak (2010) directed by Waleed Nassif
  • Gawat Galb (2012) directed by Fadi Haddad

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