Monday, February 26, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
Remembering Ofra Haza
Ofra haza( November 19, 1957 – February 23, 2000),one of my favourites,Of Yemenite Jewish ancestry,nspired by a love of her Yemenite-Jewish culture, the appeal of her musical art quickly spread to a wider Middle Eastern audience, somehow bridging the divide between Israel and the Arab countries. As her career progressed, the multi-lingual Haza was able to switch between traditional and more commercial singing styles without jeopardising her credibility. The music, too, cleverly fused elements of Eastern and Western instrumentation, orchestration and dance-beat.This song was filmed in Jordan it was an international song for peace.
For more about Ofra:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ofra_Haza
And in Arabic:
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Sorry,we don't shake.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Thanks for Urban infidel for bringing that up.
Friday, February 02, 2007
Blood diamond,a movie or a diamond?!
I never wanted to see this movie,i never liked the trailer,i never liked this genre of movies,but this movie was the only choice in the cinemas complex that day so we just went for it me and my friends,5 minuted after the beginning i was stunned,the movie was so amazing,coming at the end i actually had strange set of different emotions,i never get emotionally involved watching movies but this movie was actually citing facts that happen everyday in Africa,seeing all these killing and how people are murdered for no reason is really so strong,i remembered Somalia,Darfur,and a lot of similar places in Africa.The movie also shows smuggling of diamonds and how poor work hard for it for the sake of big companies and rich people and how does this industry fund rebellion and terror,It's very much a "message" movie, with many scenes showing us how children are doped and brainwashed into being the cannon fodder of Africa's civil wars; and a subplot about how the First World's thirst for diamonds and other natural resources is feeding these conflicts.And the movie is fueled by DiCaprio's intensity and believability. There's not a false syllable in his South African accent, and hardly a moment when he doesn't convey a warped upbringing and poignant love/hate relationship with his home continent. All what i can say that this is a multicarat message movie and i highly recommend it for anyone as he/she will find sure a message that touches his/her soul.