Shamadan (1966)

A shamadan performance from the 1966 film ‘Al Zawj al Azeb’ (The Bachelor Husband الزوج العازب).   This film tells the story of Ashour, played by Farid Shawki, who routinely divorces one of his four current wives so he can marry any woman who takes his fancy. Hind Rostom joins Nemat Mokhtar, Zuzu Shakeeb and Linda Badawi as Ashour’s current wives.  In this scene the singer, Mohamed Taha, is slipped some cash by Mahmoud al Meliji’s character to sing lyrics that tease him about his ever changing roster of wives.  The scene ends with a bar brawl.