Dr. Rasha A. Abdulla has a passion for music.
Besides enjoying listening to most types of music (except
hip-hop and rap), Dr. Abdulla is a professional singer and
guitar player. She has performed on several occasions at the
Cairo Opera House and the Citadel Music Festival both as a
solo artist (singer/guitarist) and as part of the Yehya Ghannam
band and Sobhi Bidair and Friends. She has also performed
at several rock festivals both in Egypt and the United States,
with audiences of up to 6,000 screaming fans. Currently, she
is lead singer and guitarist of Sunshine band, playing Latin
and popular music.
Dr. Abdulla is a recording artist. She is the
official voice of Daisy Duck for the Arabic-language Disney
productions. She records songs and voice-overs for the Arabic
version of Sesame Street and frequent Disney productions.
She is featured in the lead roles for the Arabic version of
the Oscar nominated Sony Pictures Animation "Surf's Up"
as well as the American sitcom "Till Death." She
also records advertising jingles both in English and Arabic.
At AUC, Dr. Abdulla performed numerous
times at Ewart Hall as well as at the "Farewell Greek
Campus" party. She is also a founding member of the AUC
Osiris Singers Choir.
Dr. Abdulla’s other passion is tennis. A competitive player, Dr. Abdulla was one of Egypt’s tennis champions during the mid and late 1980s. She is the winner of nine national titles (first place), and eight second and third place titles. She has also represented AUC as an undergraduate (1989-1992) in the National Universities’ Tournament, where she won four gold medals, a silver medal, Best Female Tennis Player cup, and several certificates of sports achievement. She also represented AUC three times in against Limasol Sporting Club in Cypress, and against Richmond College in England.
Dr. Abdulla still enjoys a good game of tennis.
You should email her if you would like to play some time.