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Exclusive: Dana Hourani Takes the Mic in This New Collaboration

She’s a content creator, Dubai-based style muse, visual artist, and musician—and it’s the latter string to her bow that Dana Hourani is exploring in her latest endeavour. The regional fashion icon has teamed up with Lebanese band Adonis to release “Kawkab Tany”, a remake of 2000 hit “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus, and is bringing you the first look.


“Kawkab Tany” by Adonis, featuring Dana Hourani

The four-piece indie band and Hourani alternate verses of the teen anthem in Arabic and English, with the single and its video unveiled on September 5, ahead of Hourani’s first solo single dropping in October. The original “Teenage Dirtbag” famously starred actors Jason Biggs and Mena Suvari in its music video, and the single sold millions of copies around the world. For Adonis and Hourani’s Arabic-infused arrangement, the video was shot in Beirut’s Citadel Studio, with the band – made up of Nicola Hakim, Joey Abu Jawdeh, Anthony Khoury, and Gio Fikany – and the singer dressed in Boyfriend. also has an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at the music video in the making, as the band and Hourani rehearse and record the cover. Check out the clip above to see what went on in the recording studio…

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Director: Banan Alawneh
Videography: Banan Alawneh and Julien Kobersy
Production: Gio Fikany and Emdee Jabre
With support from Bureau Des Créateurs

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