I really have no idea why this 86-year old French singer was censored on Serge Gainsbourg’s cd. If anything, it was Gainsbourg who sang something that has to do with Israel (Blasphemy!).
Juliette Gréco was born in Montpellier to a Corsican father and a mother who became active in the Résistance, in the Hérault département of southern France. She was raised by her maternal grandparents. Gréco also became involved in the Résistance, and was caught but not deported because of her young age. She moved to Saint-Germain-des-Prés in 1946 after her mother left the country for Indochina
Gréco became a devotee of the bohemian fashion of some intellectuals of post-war France. Jean-Paul Sartre said of Gréco that she had “millions of poems in her voice”. She was known to many of the writers and artists working in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Boris Vian.
Gréco spent the post liberation years frequenting the Saint Germain cafes, immersing herself in political and philosophical Bohemian culture. As a regular figure at music and poetry venues like Le Tabou on Rue Dauphine, Greco became acquainted with Miles Davis and Jean Cocteau, even being given a role in Cocteau’s film Orphée in 1949. That same year, she began a new singing career with a number of well-known French writers writing lyrics; Raymond Queneau’s “Si tu t’imagines” was one of her earliest songs to become popular.
Here’s a [link] to the blasphemous song “La Javanaise”.
This guy has officially lost it.
Powerful lyrics! There are no signs of things improving in Tripoli unfortunately.
I know that there are a lot of Pink Floyd fans in Lebanon, including myself, so here’s your chance to attend the world’s greatest Pink Floyd show that’s taking place on Saturday December 21st 2013 at the Forum De Beyrouth. The P-U-L-S-E 2013 will be Brit Floyd’s biggest show yet and is inspired by the record breaking 1994 ‘Division Bell’ Tour and including the trademark Pink Floyd arch and circle light show.
All you have to do is the following:
1- Like BlogBaladi’s Facebook Page.
2- Leave a comment on the blog post with your favorite Pink Floyd song.
5 people will win 2 standing tickets and two lucky winners will get 4 Golden Circle Tickets. The competition ends tomorrow at midnight.
Update: Competition extended till Thursday Noon.
NB: You need to put your proper email in the email field while commenting since winner will be contacted by email. You can only comment once, anyone caught commenting more than once will get disqualified.
They can steal our Tirashrash but they will never take Hummus away from us.
PS: If you ever wondered what Tirashrash means, click [here].
Jennifer barely speaks Arabic yet she’s playing the Oud and covering a song for Egyptian Diva Umm Kulthoum. That’s just awesome!
The song says a lot about the current situation in several countries in the Middle East.
PS: Lyrics written by Anas Arabi and Koos and the beat produced by Anas Arabi
A clip of the final song of the Red Bull Sound Clash event with both bands playing together
More videos and pictures to follow from yesterday’s epic SoundClash.
via Mashrou3 Leila
Who Killed Bruce Lee – Artwork by Ashekman
Even Israeli Prime Minister’s spokesperson Ofir Gendelman who wished her a Happy Birthday and called the Lebanese Diva his favorite Arabic singer.