Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Concert for Gaza
I just came back from a concert for Gaza. There was a choir-band from the Beddawi camp in North Lebanon who sand revolutionary songs from the 1970's and traditional Palestinian songs. There was also a female musician and singer called May Nasr, who has a beautiful Fairuz-like voice. She also sang lots of stuff from the 70's and earlier. She got an encore for Umm Kulthum's 40 years old song: "I have now a rifle, take me with you to Palestine". I have not seen an audience like this one since the late seventies. I can assure you that the peace process is dead and buried.