Tuqa McAwi is a half of the wonderful Alexandra-based duo Aqsa Alwasat (أقصى الوسط), who have been crossing the line between Arabic and global music for a few years now.
This solo song of hers might be the most mellow track on this list, but also one of the most beautiful. It makes you wait for the chorus every time Tuqa starts to half-sing, half-whisper the verses.
Give this track a few listens and you’ll fall in love in the ambient-y beauty of these four precious, unhurried minutes.
Tuqa McAwi on Soundcloud, Facebook.