Helwa ya balady
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Background and significance
The song is an homage to Egypt, Dalida's birthplace, and is typical of the nationalistic pride felt by many Egyptians for their country since the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. This is reflected in two popular uploads on YouTube, which feature photo slideshows of various aspects of Egyptian culture and history, including Ancient Egypt, mosques, Coptic churches, colonial-era Cairo, modern Cairo, the Red Sea Riviera and the Mediterranean coast, set to the music of Helwa ya balady.
- Dalida "Helwa Ya Balady" - for egypt at YouTube.com. Retrieved 11 November 2008
- Helwa Ya Balady - Dalida (Egypt My Beautiful Home Land) at YouTube.com. Retrieved 11 November 2008.