An Egyptian man’s ‘tabla’ remix of Camila Cabillo’s hit song goes viral

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In true Egyptian fashion, an Egyptian man remixed Camila Cabello’s famous song ‘Havana’ using an Egyptian drum, known as the tabla.

The video went viral reaching almost 900,000 views on Facebook.


In a radio interview, Shady el-Agar said that his passion for drumming began at a young age where he used to flip over water containers to drum on them.

El-Agar works in business and studied politics and economics at the American University in Cairo, but he also joined extra-curricular activities like music and choral groups to practice his hobby, and joined a few bands as well.

shady el-agar tabla. (Facebook)
shady el-agar tabla. (Facebook)

However, his Facebook page that he shares his tabla videos on is what made him well-known, where he has gained almost 50,000 followers.

This is not the first song that el-Agar has remixed. Last month, he posted a tabla remix of the famous Spanish hit ‘Despacito’ which also went viral.

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