WATCH: Super Mario ‘Arabized’ by this Egyptian musician

Egyptian composer, guitarist, and singer Hamza Namra was “having fun” with his Oud when he decided to try and play the famous Super Mario music from Nintendo.

Little did he know, that his use for an Arabic instrument and an Eastern note would make his video go viral.

In an interview with Al Arabiya, Hamza said: “I got the idea of playing super mario’s music in an evening where I was reminiscing childhood memories. I played it as a sort of a joke or to experiment something unique, but it went viral and I got beautiful comments."

He added saying: "There are many musicians who covered old games’ music and cartoon music, and I will try to play new pieces every now and then, and I hope I get the same reactions from the audience.”

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52