From Gaza, with Love

Thursday, April 03, 2008

from Nazareth to Gaza with love and hope

from Nasareth came her voice , passinate strong and with special messege of solidarity , and real act asgainst the seige , hundreds of us in the YMCA hall , in Gaza sang with Reem beatiful songs against the seige as well as many beatiful Palestinian foloklor esongs , i felt so refreshed empowered and most important not alone , while everybody was singing with the beatifull palestinian woman from Naareth , i thought how the seige and living in such small closed area of land , has affected all of us , when the normal pattern of life and talk became the suffering , the shooting, the petrol shortages , number of killed and injured , patients referala, food shortage , psychological proplems etc.........
now i felt iam in direct contact with the real world , and i strongly sensed how my world became real prison , suffocating prison , i could see it in the eyes of the teenagers who were in the hall the children who were happy singing ,
thanks Reem for your voice that chalenged the seige , crossed the false borders and made all of us ,who attended the cultural night , that was organised by Ramatan , realy empowered and refreshed and feel that we are still alive and we can enjoy normal pleasures of life as music , feel that we are humans .


  • I read your words daily and am only now leaving you a comment. This post "REEM ALBANA SINGS FOR US IN GAZA" was a beautiful one. Music is very powerful.

    I am a local musician. I wrote a song entitled "The Occupation" inspired by you, Palestinian lives lost during this devestating time, and R. Corrie, a 23 y/o American activist that was killed by an Israeli bulldozer in 2003 as she protected a Palestine home from being bulldozed into destruction.

    I will be playing live at a college radio station in a month. I will show case my song and will read one of your blogs (I hope you don't mind) People must know what is happening to your people, your dignity, your hearts, and souls....and through music, I hope to make this happen.

    My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to all of you.

    w/ love and aloha from Hawaii--DmC

    By Blogger Speak_Up, at 4/26/2008 12:54 AM  

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