15 June 2007

قوم فوت نام


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الأغنية: "قوم فوت نام"،
من مسرحية "فيلم أميركي طويل" لزياد الرحباني، 1980


Song: "Oum Fout Nam",

from Ziad Rahbani's Farcical Play "A Very Long American Motion Picture", 1980.





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12 June 2007

Tirelessly, the innocent are sacrificed


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موسيقى: "أسكلاي" للموسيقار النوبي الكبير حمزة الدين
Music: "Escalay" by Nubian composer & oud master Hamza el-Din.

رسم: جنى طرابلسي، جريدة الأخبار، لبنان
Drawing: Jana Trabolsi, Al-Akhbar daily newspaper, Lebanon.







drawing upper left: "Baghdad"


drawing upper right: "Gaza"

drawing lower left: "Nahr-el-Bared"

10 June 2007

ما دامها لا حرباً صحيحة


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"Composite Skins" by Ibn Bint Jbeil, acrylic on canvas, 2002

ما دامها لا حرباً صحيحة،
ما زالو لا سلمك سلام
وإذا هيدا سلمك يا سلام،
سلمي على سلمك سلام ..
على كلٍّ وينك، فتحلي عينك،
بستصعب إفهم بالكلام

من أغنية "عالنظام" لزياد الرحباني، ألبوم "أنا مش كافر"، 1985

TRANSLATION OF LYRICS:

And as long as this war is not a normal war,
Your peace shall never be a true peace

And as long as this is how your peace will be,

Then I bid peace & farewell to your peace ..

And in any case,

I find it hard to understand the language of words.

(from " 'Al-Nizam", by Ziad Rahbani, from the album "Ana Moush Kafer", 1985.)
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06 June 2007

يا زمان المراييل


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الأغنية: "يا زمان الطائفية"،
من مسرحية "فيلم أميركي طويل" لزياد الرحباني، 1980


Song: "Ya Zaman el-Ta'ifiyeh",

from Ziad Rahbani's Farcical Play "A long American Motion Picture", 1980.



04 June 2007

No earthly power shall separate us


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(click map for clearer understanding)



I borrowed the embedded song above, "Tousbihouna Ala Watan" by Marcel Khalife, from Hilal's podcast.