Category music

Not Your Toy / No occupation

“Not Your Toy” is a hit song by an Israeli singer that won at the Eurovision this year. The song supposedly deals with Chauvinism, which sounds like something I’d like to hear, but the tunes aren’t really that great. It’s a catchy pop song though. Israelis enjoy fighting racism, chauvinism, and try to advocate for […]

Naci en Palestina (Was born in Palestine)

When you’re born in Palestine, you always feel like you don’t know how to refer to your “home”. The song is sang in both Spanish and Arabic by the great Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi . Great voice, great music! Lyrics translated to English: I have no place I have no landscape I have no homeland […]

A song that stuck in my mind – Akherto Lahen Hazeen

Akher Zapheer – Akherto Lahen Hazeen اخر زفير – اخرتو لحن حزين Akher Zapheer is a Jordanian Grunge Punk, Arabic Rock band from Amman. For some reasons, this song is stuck in my mind this week. It’ll pass.  

On Love – Al Saher&Gibran

I watched it few weeks ago on TV and I’ve forgotten to share it on my blog. This is just way too beautiful. The text by the great Lebanese Poet/writer Gibran Khalil Gibran (source): When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield […]

Adele, Fairouz, and the Arab World

The new song “Hello” by Adele came out and everyone fell completely in love with it. Some others were annoyed by people’s obsession and decided to complain each time they hear it or see it on their Facebook feed. I personally liked the song and I think Adele has an amazing voice. Reasons why people are so […]

‪#‎Who_You_R‬

I would like to share a revolutionary song from Palestine. About sexism in our Arab society, and most other societies. Nothing to add, just the video. Click on settings and CC for English subtitles. Click on this link too for an article about single/ hit and the campaign #Who_You_R

Feelings —

Feelings. I wish I never truly had. Wish I never met you, spoke to you or even saw you. Feelings that I wish I never had feelings… or fell for your eyes and spirit. Wish I never had to go through your shit. Feelings of too many years, of agony and pain. Of love and hatred. […]

Outlander

I did not have the chance to read the book but I started watching the series “Outlander”. I personally love it and would highly recommend it to anyone who loves watching/reading stories about history/period, powerful/smart women, resistance, freedom, and time travelling. The series follows an English woman trying to escape the 1740s Scotland back to […]

To Our Countries – لبلادي

Music and prose that brought me to tears. English subtitles are included.   We sing and we speak for our countries, for our lands, for our people, dreams and love. We sing and speak for our enemies, who slaughtered us and deprived us from our dignity. And we live. With those songs and words.

Hope?

At the end of the show, with love and inspiration, the whole audience roared with love and gratitude. The great international musician (Mozart of our age) declared that his performance is to promote peace in this godforsaken country. Maybe there’s hope, with music there can always be hope. But when I saw that man holding the […]

Who’s The Terrorist? (Meen Erhabi?)

A more than 10 year old song by Dam band asks the question of who’s the terrorist? “Who’s the terrorist? I’m the terrorist? How I am the terrorist When you’ve taken my land?!” The song comes with lyrics in English.  

We will not go down In Gaza tonight

How did I forget sharing this song. I was listening to it 5 years ago and now again, touching me more than ever. Because we will not go down without a fight. They can burn everything but our spirits.