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Dina Says Farewell to Warda


By Priscilla Adum





Warda died on May 17, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt. This article by Ahmed Sa3ed and Ali el Kashouti was posted on Friday May 18th, 2012 in El Youm7, an Arabic-language web site. The photos with the original article showed a sad Dina dressed in black, paying her respects to Warda and saying farewell at Cairo International Airport.




The Dancer Dina Says Farewell To Warda at the Cairo Airport

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The Dancer Dina at the Farewell To Warda at the Cairo Airport

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The Artist Dina

The Article

In the manner of the Algerians, the dancer Dina said farewell to singer Warda Al Jaziria with zaghareet amid the presence of many fans of the late artist. They had accompanied her to Cairo International Airport. In the presence of the Algerian Embassador in Cairo, Warda was transferred to a private plane sent by Algerian President Abdelazziz Boutaflika. The plane took off from Cairo International Airport, bound for Algeria to complete the funeral services in her country of origin. 

The authorities of the Cairo Airport speedily completed the procedure of transferring the body to the airplane that had been sent by the Algerian president. The body had been transferred to the airport from her place of residence in El Manel. Security authorities allowed the body to enter through the cargo door at the airport. It was accompanied by the composer Salah El Sharnoubi, the radio personality Wagdy el Hakim, and the dancer Dina. It was wrapped in the two flags of Egypt and Algeria. It was lowered from the car that had transported it, and placed on board the private airplane, which then took off to Algeria for the burial. Accompanying the body during the trip from Cairo to Algeria were the Algerian embassador in Cairo Nazer el Arabawi who was accompanied by two members of the embassy.




About the Translator

Priscilla is a dancer of Lebanese heritage who enjoys researching the Golden Era of Egyptian dance. She owns a collection of more than one hundred classic black and white Egyptian films which is continually expanding.

Priscilla has also gathered a large library of dance related articles and clippings from Middle Eastern magazines and newspapers, many of which she has translated from the original Arabic to both English and Spanish.

Priscilla currently resides in Central America where she is a dance instructor. 




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