"To the impartial eye, the world not only seems an unlikely one-off phenomenon, but a constant strain on reason. If reason exists, that is, if a neutral reason exists. So speaks the voice from within. So speaks Joker's voice." - Jostein Gaarder

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Happy Birthday, Fairouz...

Morning time everywhere in this country means only one thing, Fairouz... the phenomenal voice that still makes me cry like a baby when I hear [Bukra enta w jaye - بكرا انت وجايي]...
u cry when u see ur feelings vividly in front of u... delicate, naked and sharp... that's what she's done in each and every song...
When she sings for Damascus, Beirut or Jerusalem... she condenses history into a simple melody...

Today's her 70th birthday.... Happy Birthday...

I said somewhere, that the only time I really feel what Jerusalem means to everyone, Palestinians, Israelis, Syrians, Jordanians, Muslems, Christians, Jews... to every human being.. is when I listen to Fairouz singing [Zahrat al-Madaen - زهرة المدائن]...

Beirut... the most complete melody for one place...
أنت لي أنت لي... آه عانقيني أنت لي
رايتي وحجر الغد وموج سفري
أزهرت جراح
شعبي أزهرت
دمعة الأمهات... أنت بيروت لي... أنت لي
آه عانقيني


And Damascus... well...

قرأتُ مجدَكِ في قلبي و في الكُتُـبِ شَـآمُ ، ما المجدُ؟ أنتِ المجدُ لم يَغِبِ
شآمُ... لفظُ الشـآمِ اهتَـزَّ في خَلَدي كما اهتزازُ غصونِ الأرزِ في الهدُب

5 Comments:

Blogger Omar said...

Fairuz is simply the best..
she will/has gone down in history to join the ranks of Um Kulthoum, Abdel Wahab and others..
I can't believe she's that old now!

November 22, 2005 2:21 PM

 
Blogger Omar said...

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November 22, 2005 2:23 PM

 
Blogger Ghalia said...

I agree with Omar, she is the best, and will be always the best.
NOthing bets more than hearing her in the morning, and for me, in all times.

November 22, 2005 5:16 PM

 
Blogger Roba said...

:)

Ah, I absolutely loveeeeee Fairouz, bless her soul!

November 23, 2005 2:50 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

okey !!! and you guys , are you better now ! feel good to share this SHIT? are you .

get a life buhhhhh

November 29, 2005 8:09 AM

 

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