Monday, July 21, 2014

The Daughter of #Palestine Cedar Zaitoun Steps Up For #Gaza With New Song

I consider myself a fan of Palestinian vocalist Cedar Zaitoun, but now I am a bigger fan with her timely response for the attacks on Gaza. Quick turnaround with these songs are something worth celebrating. Ms. Zaiton recorded this poem from famed and beloved Palestinian poet Samih Al Qassim.

He wrote this poem years ago, "advance, move forward" and she flew to Lebanon to recorded it in the professional studios of Tony Hadad. It's not easy to listen to a song about resistance when you are entire family is experiencing it in the first person. This is what it feels to be me right now, but I am in safety and they are not.  

I think the song is in the modern and clam style, but I would have liked a lot more rage than this songs allows...Cedar gave an impressive performance like she always dones.
تقدموا تقدموا .. سيدر زيتون

Sunday, July 20, 2014

We Refuse To Die, The Classic Resistance Song By Julia Boutros

We refuse to die, tell them we will stay and survive. It was a simple song for a young songstress Julia Boutros of Lebanon. That song became the national anthem of Lebanon in the wake of its civil war. Then Palestinians took the song and sang it every chance they got....

We see death in Gaza, yet the people are not running away from their land, they are feeling to safety, but moving within land....people are weeping for deaths, but not giving up. It's not easy, complicated sure. But they will not give in to a ruthless army that murders their children, spouses, and elderly. Even though the army tries to pose to have the moral high ground.

جوليا بطرس - غابت شمس الحق تسجيل نادر

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lift Your Fu**ing Siege On Gaza #GazaUnderAttack

Walid Tawfik is a proud Lebanese singer, the golden boy of the eighties and nineties took on a bigger issue. You do not get glory for singing for Palestine. In fact, they may hate you for it--they is some Arab defeatist. But Walid could care less, more than five years ago he made up his mind and recorded this song...wearing in pride that famous black and white scarf.

This is a song for Gaza, and its people, Walid wrote it and composed it for the people of Gaza who have already been placed under a cruel siege for 8 years--they caught a break in the year Morsi was the democratically elected president. Take that Zionist Sisi, shame on you. This is the time to lift the blockade on these people--has it made Hamas weaker? No. Just making life more horrible in Gaza for the Palestinians in there.

فكوا الحصار - وليد توفيق . غزة

WATCH: Mohamed Attia - Sekaty Feek | محمد عطية - ثقتي فيك

Here's a Ramadan song from a hip young pop star who does not seem like your typical Ramadan type. Remember him the Star Academy first winner? The cool singer who likes soccer, Mohamed Attia returns a lot calmer than one remembers him.

I like the black and white shadow which keeps the focus on Ramadan, and promises made by God, the trust one has in him. When this month is over, Attia has few songs in the works, one with the charming boy band WAMA.

Mohamed Attia - Sekaty Feek | محمد عطية - ثقتي فيك