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Inspiring music

Posted in Music with tags , , on November 16, 2014 by thecountessshadow

I do not know who is the composer of this music, and I do not know whether he is an oriental musician or not, but this music is definitely inspiring, and it definitely has a glimpse of the charming far eastern culture.

The wild stallion

Dalida “Helwa Ya Balady”

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on July 3, 2014 by thecountessshadow

Dalida, her very name brings a lot of beautiful memories though She died few years after I was born, but She meant a lot to me (and to many others all around the world too). She was a sensitive artist, a singer with a charming voice and flooding emotions, She was an actress who played a lot of memorable roles, but that is not the important thing about her. The real difference about Dalida is the fact that she was a true multi-cultural artist, a one that Egyptians think of as an Egyptian, and the french thinks of as a french because she was an Egyptian as much as she was a French and Italian. She was not just a pretender giving pale speeches about tolerance, but in her heart, all cultures melted to give a magnificent image that was very clear in her music and songs. Her loving heart could not tolerate the toughness of life and she gave up at last, and though this may seem sick of my side to say that I find her suicide romantic, I have to be honest enough to say this is exactly how I feel. Of course I love this artist and I would have been happier if she was still with us giving us joy with her art, and definitely her death (or the death of any other person) is not a happy event or a romantic one, but since it happened, I am just saying the way I feel about it! May be I am sick yes, but I feel like her suicide, the way she chose to end her life beside her life has made an icon out of her! Anyway, this is one of her songs that is pronounced in arabic “Helwa ya balady” and it means “my beautiful homeland”. I found myself remembering it today and I wanted to share it with you.

 

 

Her Wild Stallion

 

Sara Brightman [Live in Bucharest 2004]

Posted in Music with tags , , on July 1, 2014 by thecountessshadow

 

 

Fantastic performance from a great artist!

Te Necesito

Posted in Music with tags , , on June 29, 2014 by thecountessshadow

 

I love the music..

I love the black and white..

I love her voice..

and I love her bare feet!

 

 

Her Wild Stallion

Redemption Song..Bob Marley

Posted in Music with tags , , on June 25, 2014 by thecountessshadow

The wild dance!

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on June 19, 2014 by thecountessshadow

 

She: It is like a music of the body, calling for the body to dance and let its secrets out. I will dance and you will be disbelieving that

you are witnessing this magnificent dance.

 

He:  The darkness, the flaming orange red dim light, like fire, the music, this sort of music induces a very primitive desire inside me

it makes it glow, a desire you know!

 

Her Wild Stallion

 

 

We have no one but each other….ملناش غير بعض

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , on December 19, 2013 by thecountessshadow

This is a song called “we have no one but each other” which would be pronounced in arabic as “malnash gher baad”! It is a beautiful song presented by the Egyptian composer & singer Wageeh Azeez, one of the remarkable but not so famous Egyptian artists if you can understand what I mean. The words, the music, and the way he sings in this song are very Egyptian like, exactly as most of Wageeh Azeez songs. When I listen to it, it feels like it takes me one hundred years ago to the 1920s era, to a classic Egyptian small backstreet on a winter night. I can smell the grinded coffee grains with cardamom, the hot vapour rising from the tea glasses from behind the arabesque old bays, the foggy clammy breeze, I can hear the bubbling sounds of hookah of old men in that far corner, barking of a cold dog, and the footsteps of a young girl wearing her tight “melaya leff” and creating a lovely melody with her anklet and slippers, hurrying up to join her lover beside that tree, behind the huge old mosque, as he waits for her in the cold wearing his jacket and fez, and breathing in his palms to keep himself warm. I can see their shy eyes kissing, and their cold hands embracing each other. I don’t know if this makes sense to anyone, but for me, that image was very touching that it created a deep nostalgia inside me, and it was all inspired by Wageeh Azeez’s beautiful melody. Anyway, this song carries the essence of the Egyptian culture, and I hope you will enjoy it. It was my first time to listen to it a few days ago, it was a little lovely gift from my sweetheart that gave me warmth in that cold rainy night. I found it so beautiful and I wanted to share it with you. As usual, I wrote my humble translation of the lyrics below to help non-arabic speakers capture the soul of the song, but again, that is only my humble non professional translation that is never comparable to the beauty of the original words.

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We have no one but each other my love
Life gives us at times then goes
leaving us with joy and wounds

We travel and get exiled
but wherever we go
we have no one but each other my love

People part and darkness falls
and I just think he’s gone
once and for all
but unlike people
again he comes
and says
we have no one but each other my love!

We just live life
the way it is
It hurts us may be
but we learn about her tricks
sometimes sticking to it
and then we let go
but always embarcing each other
because we know
we have no one but each other
my love

Her Wild Stallion