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Sudanese music fan Hytham M Hammer writes in the comments:
“The name of this singer is Al-Qa’l’a Abdel-Hafeez (Arabic: القلع عبد الحفيظ). He’s a chaabi Sudanese singer who sings, basically, but also perform his own stand-up comedy sketches as well as dance; something that has gotten him a lot of heat from the conservative Sudanese press two months ago as he was accused of dancing lewdly in a Cairo concert, on September of this year.
He heads the General Assembly of The Popular Singing Union as its secretary, and one of his sons, namely Abdel-Aziz Al-Qal’a is also a budding singer who has his own circuit of fans and followers. Al-Qal’a Abdel-Hafeez has a very distinctive theatrical style of singing that’s deeply rooted in the ‘haqeeba’ genre, and he sings along a backsinging chorus called ‘The Group’ (Al-Majmou’a’).
Lastly, he’s well known for his extravagant sense of dress, especially wearing his overly huge ‘amma’ or Sudanese white turban, maybe in allusion to his infatuation with singer Kamal Tarbas, whom he mentions all the time in his press interviews as his mentor; friend, and career inspiration for over forty years. He mainly sings in weddings and outside of Sudan in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.”