Tag Archives: music

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 […]

New name, new address, new home

I decided to change the address of my blog. From arwa13.wordpress.com to strawberryfields.blog. (Yes, it’s the first time I’m using and paying for another plan on wordpress.com). I’ve been blogging on WordPress for more than ten years, and I’m the most satisfied with this platform. It provides easy blogging, and the blogs/sites look professional and […]

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.  

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

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.

I’m not an Arab (pt.2)

I’m not an Arab. Because if I were an Arab I would have to Muslim, I would have to wear the Hijab and pray five times a day. I’m not an Arab. If I were an Arab I would have to speak Arabic all the time and even write this post in Arabic, like all […]

We shall overcome

Deep in my heart, I don’t believe. Not anymore. There was a time I truly believed that hand in hand we shall all overcome. Will we be able to break down the prison walls and tear down all lies. Will there be a truth to be told, to the whole world, to make us all free. […]

Yanni and the holy land

I have been a Yanni’s fan for about 7 years. Not a long time for actual and true fans, but his music inspires me and drives me to the edges of wilderness. His music can easily be the soundtrack of my life. Perhaps my description of his influence on my life isn’t as profound as […]

My grandmother and Fairouz

Late afternoon, still sunny and warm, sitting on the balcony with my grandmother. There is only one thing to talk about, the good music. We talked about Pavarotti and Frank Sinatra, until I started talking about the French chanson that inspired so many Arab (Lebanese) musicians and singers. After listening to Edith Piaf, we concluded […]

Rape – Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines

I hated this song when I first heard it and watched the video – and as others would agree it is one disgusting song. I found this just now – even though you might have found so many articles and posts about what this song promotes. I need to reblog this: Robin Thicke’s summer hit Blurred […]

A song for Christmas – Fairytale of New York

Here goes my favorite Christmas song that I have to share every Christmas. Usually my sister and I sing it every Christmas, except this year, because she’s away. Today I realized that one of the main reasons I can be a bit gloomy is not having her this Christmas.