Thursday, July 17, 2014

Arab Idol Assaf New Song for Gaza, Palestine (Video) Raise Your Head High

The son of Gaza, Palestine took a break from work, music, and self promotion to dedicate his time, energy, and resources to help Gaza at this critical time. So he recorded a song for Gaza and the men and women of that land, it's about raising one's head and being proud of one's resilience and freedom.

This is a song he recorded and released quickly, directed by a distant cousin of mine who is young director in Gaza. Not sure how that worked out, but it seems like they worked together on this personal song. It had to have a guy form Gaza direct it, to better capture the emotion and the stories.

Note how the only from of resistance in this video is stone throwing--not the other kind....but the video captures the Israeli aggression without being too angry. Assaf wanted to be with his people and I think this song is coming from the right place. The beauty of this song that even though it's a manly song it has been written by a young woman from a refugee camp in Gaza.

ارفع راسك هذا سلاحك - محمد عساف Raise Your Head High- Mohammed


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