Archive for the ‘Palestinian Art’ Category

The 62nd Commemoration of the Palestinian Nakba

May 10, 2010

We’ll return Palestine.. Soon we will, love.

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Tariq Shadid (Doc Jazz) – A Strong Voice For Palestine.

May 7, 2010

Doc Jazz is a Palestinian who was born in the Netherlands. He is a consultant general surgeon by profession, and has a passion for music – and for his homeland, Palestine. In his free time, he recorded and released many songs – in English, Arabic and Dutch – on CD’s and mp3’s that were made available online.

His songs, where lyrics play an important role, often – but not exclusively – contain firm protests against the injustices perpetrated upon the Palestinians, and against other social or political mishaps around the world.

Before moving from the Netherlands to the Middle East, he was also known for his advocacy for the Palestinian cause as spokesman of the board of the Palestinian Community in the Netherlands (PGN), and through public appearances, articles and interviews on radio, television and in newspapers.

Free Palestine!

Videos by Doc Jazz: http://www.youtube.com/EQualizer1948
Complete Music Collection: http://www.soundclick.com/docjazz

His most recent song (Run For Your Life) is one of my most favorites and I thought it would be so nice of me to share it with you 😛

You can listen to it by clicking on the following link

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9088287

He has also written some really good articles such as

Palestine is full of heroes:

http://palestinethinktank.com/2010/03/01/tariq-shadid-palestine-is-full-of-heroes/

and his most recent article; Proximity talks: the continuing story of the pie in the sky

http://palestinethinktank.com/2010/05/03/tariq-shadid-proximity-talks-the-continuing-story-of-the-pie-in-the-sky/

Visit Doc Jazz’s website for more info and more music

www.docjazz.com

Enjoy 😀

Al-Nakba (The Catastrophe)

February 27, 2010

Many Palestinians still carry around their neck the key to their homes in Palestine – homes that they were forced to leave and cannot return to.

Al Nakba is the name Palestinians give to 15th May, 1948 when the State of Israel established itself on the lands, homes and lives of the Palestinian people.

Al Nakba translates to “The Catastrophe”.

Al Nakba was the moment when the Palestinian people became a nation of refugees. 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homes and forced to live in refugee camps. Many who were unable to flee were massacred.

Al Nakba remains in the Palestinian consciousness as the time when their freedom was stolen and to this day it is yet to be returned.

Al Nakba is the soil in which many Palestinian stories are buried, and it is the aspiration of this project 1948 to bring some of these stories to the surface.

What has kept the Palestinians alive since Al Nakba is the dream of return to their land. It is their survival and determination that we also wish to celebrate.

Palestinian Art: Trio Jobran ثلاثي جبران

February 21, 2010

فرقة عود موسيقية فلسطينية، تتكون من الأخوة سمير ، عدنان و وسام جبران من مدينة الناصرة . أنطلقت في بادئ الأمر بشكل فردي عبر الأخ الأكبر سمير عام 1996 ومن ثم تلاه الأخوان الأخران. أحيى الثلاثي عدة حفلات داخل وخارج فلسطين ، منها في رام الله و بيت لحم و القدس و الناصرة وحيفا و عمّان و كثير من المدن الأوربية ، سواء على المستوى الفردي أو الجماعي ، كان أهمها تلك الحفلات التي أقيمت بمشاركة الشاعر العربي محموددرويش ، حيث رافقته الفرقة في العشر سنوات الأخيرة من عمره

Palestinian Hip-Hop/Rap

February 20, 2010

Some of the few groups or individuals in the Arab world who I think are successful in the music they make and the lyrics they write.

Four of my favourites were; Darg Team, Rami GB, Majzarrah, and DAM.

Starting with: Darg Team

This group is based in Gaza and most of their lyrics reflect their life in Gaza.

Majzarrah ( Fouad Abdul Hadi)

Majzarrah (Fouad Abdul Hadi) is originally Palestinian from Tulkarem and he’s been rapping for a few years now. Most of his songs go to Palestine and the Israel occupation.

Rami GB

One of the very good songs I have heard for this particular rapper. He’s honestly got great beats and strong lyrics. Rami is Palestinian from Jenin and because of the destruction that was caused by Zionist Israel he had to move and live in Ramallah. His album just recently came out in December and this is the play list to his CD.

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=2FE15507F04DA382&search_query=Rami+GB

DAM (Da Arab MCs)

This band is from the occupied lands of Palestine. This song is one of the most popular songs ever. It’s world wide and I think it’s their best song. Very emotional and truly describes the hardship the Palestinian go through. Some of the scenes in this song made me cry in anger…

I hope you enjoy my taste in this genre… I really like those two groups and two artists. They have got deep lyrics that struck me really hard inside.

Today’s Palestinian Art.

February 14, 2010