Robin Yassin-Kassab

Three Films (Victory and Music)

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Three films from the Syrian Revolution. The first is a good illustration of why the revolution will win. Uniformed insecurity forces chant the tired old ‘with our souls and blood we sacrifice for you, Bashaar.’ It’s clear that their hearts aren’t in it. At least one soldier looks completely bewildered. The people of Inkhel respond by chanting ‘with our souls and blood we sacrifice for you, o martyr.‘ Their hearts are certainly in it. The second film (after the break) comes from Kisweh, a suburb of Damascus, and you should play it with the volume up. It demonstrates the Syrian appreciation of rhythm and drums as well as of freedom (hurriyeh). The third is a song sung by ‘Najwa from Nawa’ – Nawa is a village in the Hawran – calling on Bashaar to ‘irhal’ – get out.

Written by Robin Yassin-Kassab

August 29, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Posted in Syria

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  1. أعول على ارهاق نفسية الامن والجيش
    ترددهم واضح في استغباء مايهتفون له
    الله يلعنوا يلي دفشهم ليرفعوا سلاح بوش اهلهن



    September 11, 2011 at 2:32 pm

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