Arts and Culture 22 December 2014
Despite Israel’s summer massacre of more than 2,200 people and destruction of large parts of Gaza, they are still making music.
This is their latest track and video, aptly named, “We have hope.”
The video is beautifully but simply shot against a background of Gaza’s landscape.
In Arabic, subtitled in English, the first melodic lines of the lyrics are:
We have hope - for liberation of which we dream
We have consciousness we must fight for
We have Jerusalem – that needs to be in light
We have a homeland which hopes to be freed.
(You may have to click the “CC” button to enable English subtitles in the YouTube video above.)
The refrain returns to familiar themes for Revolution Makers – righteous anger at political stagnation, corruption and favoritism that frustrates not just national aspirations but personal dreams and the simple ability to make a living.
These are consistently talented and committed artists whose work is all the more remarkable for their being able to make it under the deteriorating conditions in still tightly besieged Gaza.
Solidarity and Blessings
Permalink Isobel Smith replied on
Solidarity and Blessings from England
Permalink Mutasem Amayreh replied on
Hello, check this out:
Thankyou. You give us all
Permalink Jon pullman replied on
Thankyou. You give us all Hope. Love and solidarity from Scotland.
Hope that will never cease
Permalink Khemal Abidin replied on
May God bless State of Palestine and the Palestinians.
A prayer from Indonesia...
Keep up the good music! Love
Permalink Zakiy replied on
Keep up the good music! Love from Malaysia.
Permalink Joop Jansen replied on
We must start using a more accurate description of the zionist entity, even though there are many racist and discriminatory laws which operates in their system, but fact is: "israel" is and has always been since its inception a TERRORIST, GENOCIDAL, LAND-GRABBING, ARMY of WAR-CRIMINALS entity who acquired its position with WARS of CONQUEST and AGGRESSION..
Al heroico pueblo palestino,
Permalink Comité de solidaridad con el Pueblo Palestino replied on
Al heroico pueblo palestino, que no se doblega frente al invasor sionista.
¡¡VIVA PALESTINA LIBRE!!