Showing posts with label Fairouz. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fairouz. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Ramzi Salti Recites Andalusian Poem رمزي سلطي يلقي قصيدة يا شقيق الروح

Watch video at https://youtu.be/BKezCg5K438

Dr. Ramzi Salti recites a poem titled “Ya Shaqiq Al-Ruh  يا شقيق الروح” [Brother of My Soul] by Andalusian poet Ibn Sanā' al-Mulk (1155–1211). This poem belongs to the muwashahat genre, a branch of Arabic poetry that is exclusively associated with the time of Al-Andalus or Islamic Spain.

الدكتور رمزي سلطي يلقي قصيدة يا شقيق الروح للشاعر الاندلسي أبو القاسم هبة الله بن جعفر بن سناء الملك الذي ولد في مصر سنة 550 هـ -608هـ. وقد غنت له فيروز مقطعاً من هذه القصيدة بتوقيع الأخوين رحباني لحناً يمكنكم سماعه في نهاية هذا الفيديو

You watch the video below or at https://youtu.be/BKezCg5K438



يا شقيقَ الرُّوحِ منْ جَسَدي أهوىً بي منك أم لَمَمُ؟
 ضِعْتَ بين العَذْلِ والعَذَلِ وأنـا وَحْـدي على خَبـَلِ ما أرى قلبـي بمُحْتـَمـِلِ
 ما يريـدُ البـَيـْنُ من خَـلَدي وهو لا خَـصْـمٌ ولا حَـكَـمُ 
أيـها الظَّـبْيُ الذي شرَدَا تَرَكَـتْني مُـقْـلَتاك سُـدى 
زَعَـمـوا أنّي أراكَ غـدا وأظـنُّ الـمـوتَ دونَ غـدِ 
أينَ منِّي اليومَ ما زعموا؟
ادْنُ شـيـئـًا أيُّـهـا القـمـرُ كـادَ يمحـو نورَك الخَفَرُ 
أَدَلالٌ ذاك أم حَـــــذَرُ؟
لا تَخَفْ كيدي ولا رَصَدي أنتَ ظبيٌ والهوى حرَمُ 
يـا هشـامَ الحُسْـنِ أيُّ جَــــــوى يـا هــوىً 
أَزْرى بــكــلِّ هـــوى لـم أجــدْ مذْ غِبْـــتَ عــنــه دوا 
عََلَّـمتْـكَ النـَّفثَ في العُقـدِ لحـظـاتٌ كـلُّهـا سَـقـمُ 
هـل بِـــشــــوقـي ردْعُ كلِّ صَبــــا تَجْتلـــيهـــــــــــا آيـــةٌ عَجَبــــــــا 
حين أشـدوهـــــا بـكُـمْ طَـرَبــــــا 
يا نسيمَ الروحِ من بلدي خبِّرِ الأحبابُ كيفَ هُمُ

The literature of al-Andalus, also known as Andalusi literature (Arabic: الأدب الأندلسي‎, al-adab al-andalusī), was produced in Al-Andalus, or Islamic Iberia, from the time of the Muslim conquest in 711 to either the Catholic conquest of Granada in 1492 or the Expulsion of the Moors ending in 1614. 

Andalusi literature was written primarily in Arabic, but also in Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, Aljamiado, and Mozarabic. This poetic genre remains very popular in the Arab world today, as demonstrated in the works of several contemporary singers, including Lebanese singer Fairuz and the Rahbani brothers who, in the 1970s, released an album of muwashahat under the title of Al-Andalusiyat الاندلسيات (audio excerpt by Fairuz is included at the end of this video). 

This poetic tradition has also made a profound impact on Spain's Generation of ’27, as seen, for example, in the works of Federico García Lorca. 

Watch the video at https://youtu.be/BKezCg5K438





Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Fairuz's "Khidni Ya Habibi" Translated into English by Dr. Ramzi Salti

Here is my modest attempt to translate Fairuz's song "Khidni Ya Habibi خدني يا حبيبي  " [Take Me Away, My Love] from Arabic into English.  This song has always had a special place in my heart, as does the operetta/musical Petra in which it was initially performed, back in 1978.

I have uploaded a special video of the song, with optional English subtitles, to my YouTube Channel.  To view subtitles, start playing video then click on CC at bottom of video screen/window.  

For bilingual English/version, scroll down.

Watch below or at https://youtu.be/Hi4-DAq72s8

An Egyptian man arrived one night
Carrying with him the mysteries of the Pyramids 
And the sublime color of the Nile 
He appeared out of nowhere 
Just like joy itself 
And he gave us hope.

Take me away, my love 
To a house that has no doors 
Take me away my love 
To the moon that guides the forgotten 
Leave me in a deep slumber 
On a clear, bright day 
Until the nights return, along with our loved ones 
My love, my love, my love 

Take me away, leave me behind 
Joy is on its way 
Your love consumes me 
While you have no companion 
Take me away, leave me behind 
Joy is on its way 
Your love consumes me 
While you have no companion 
O King of all Swords 
You took away the summer 
 I imagine you everywhere 
 Lost in the fog 

Take me away, my love 
Take me away, my love 
Leave me in a deep slumber 
On a clear and bright day 
My love, my love, my love 

There was once a little princess 
Who grew up too quickly 
Jealousy surrounded her 
And she had no wings to fly away 
There was once a little Princess 
Who grew up too quickly 
Jealousy surrounded her 
She had no wings to fly away 
They made her live in Palaces 
Surrounded by vast oceans 
The Princess was too little 
And the oceans (doors) too vast

Take me away, my love 
To a house that has no doors 
Take me away, my love 
To the moon that guides those who are lost 
Leave me in a deep slumber 
On a clear, bright day 
Until the nights return, along with our loved ones 
My love, my love, my love 

English Translation by Dr. Ramzi Salti

Original Arabic Lyrics

An Egyptian man arrived one night
Carrying with him the mysteries of the Pyramids
And the sublime color of the Nile
He appeared out of nowhere and, like joy itself, 
He gave us hope.

Take me away, my love
To a house that has no doors
Take me away, my love
To the moon that guides the forgotten
Leave me in a deep slumber on a clear, bright day
Until the nights return, along with our loved ones
My love, my love, my love

Take me away, leave me behind
Joy is on its way
Your love consumes me
While you have no companion
O King of all Swords
You took away the summer
I imagine you everywhere
Lost in the fog

Take me away, my love
Take me away, my love
Leave me in a deep slumber
On a clear and bright day
My love, my love, my love

There was once a little princess
Who grew up too quickly
Jealousy surrounded her
And she had no wings to fly away
They made her live in Palaces
Surrounded by vast oceans
But the Princess was too little
And the oceans (doors) too vast

Take me away, my love
To a house that has no doors
Take me away, my love
To the moon that guides those who are lost
Leave me in a deep slumber
On a clear, bright day
Until the nights return, along with our loved ones
My love, my love, my love
ببيروس اللي إجا من الليل
حامل غموض الهرم ولون النيل
وصل ع غفلة متل الفرح
وأعطانا الأمل


خدني يا حبيبي ع بيت مالو بواب
خدني يا حبيبي ع قمر الغياب
انساني بالغفا بأيام الصفا
تترجع الليالي ويرجعوا الأحباب
يا حبيبي يا حبيبي يا حبيبي



خدني ولا تخدني الفرح ع الطريق
حبك بيحصدني وما عندك رفيق
يا أمير السيف وين أخدت الصيف
بشوفك وما بشوفك 
وضايع بالضباب



خدني يا حبيبي
خدني يا حبيبي
انساني بالغفا بأيام الصفا
يا حبيبي يا حبيبي يا حبيبي


في أميرة زغيرة انخطبت بكير
رميوا عليها الغيرة وما بتعرف تطير
سكنوها قصور خلف سبع بحور
وزغيرة الأميرة وكبيرة البواب
خدني يا حبيبي 



خدني يا حبيبي ع بيت مالو بواب
خدني يا حبيبي ع قمر الغياب
انساني بالغفا بأيام الصفا
تترجع الليالي ويرجعوا الأحباب
يا حبيبي يا حبيبي يا حبيبي

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Video of Ramzi Salti's Talk about Lebanese Music (Sijal Institue, Aug 2020) Now Available

Video at https://youtu.be/pOU8RfC7bUM; artwork by Tamer Al Ahmar

The video recording of Dr. Ramzi Salti's Aug 13 talk about the way in which certain Lebanese songs/musicians can empower/heal us during these catastrophic times is now available online.  You can watch below or at youtu.be/pOU8RfC7bUM



To watch the video, please go to: https://youtu.be/pOU8RfC7bUM

Title: Tribute to Lebanese Music from Fairuz to Mashrou Leila

Description: For years, certain Lebanese indie/alternative musicians have attempted to broach themes of socio-economic injustice, corruption, and politics in their work--a prophetic fact that may have much to inform recent events in Lebanon where the capital has been rocked by one of the most violent tragedies in recent memory. By showcasing some of Beirut's most talented indie/alternative musicians, the aim of this talk is remind us of the role that music can play in helping us heal and rebuild the country.

Info: This audio-visual lecture by was recorded by Zoom on Thursday, August 13, 2020 and was presented in conjunction with Sijal Institute in Amman, Jordan. No images/names of attendees appear in this video except where a participant has granted permission. 

List of highlighted songs and Musicians (click on time below to move to that section):
  • 00:00 Introduction by Katy W. of Sijal Institute (Amman, Jordan) 
  • 02:19 Introduction by Ramzi Salti 
  • 13:33 Fairuz: Ya Hawa Beirut 
  • 15:42 Talia Lahoud: Li-Beirut 
  • 18:38 Yasmine Hamadan 
  • 21:52 Mashrou Leila 
  • 24:58 Tania Saleh 
  • 29:46 Zeid Hamdan 
  • 35:40 Mike Massy 
  • 38:23 Tania Kassis 
  • 41:31 Fareeq El Atrash 
  • 43:59 Naima Shalhoub 
  • 46:00 Discussion: Helping Lebanon (includes donation sites)
  • 54:24 Q and A Session
Artwork by Jordanian artist Tamer Al Ahmar: Click here for his Insta Page
Sijal Institute Website: Sijal Website

To watch the video , go to this link: https://youtu.be/pOU8RfC7bUM

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Aswat: Tribute Concert to Umm Kulthum & Fairuz



This Spring, Zawaya brings you Aswat, the Bay Area’s Premier Arab Music Ensemble, in a concert celebrating the first ladies of Arab music: Umm Kulthum of Egypt and Fairuz of Lebanon فيروزيات و كلثوميات

The concert will take place on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM at San Mateo College Theatre, located at 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd. in San Mateo, CA 94402.

Ticket sales will commence mid-February on brownpapertickets.com

Friday, December 16, 2011

Fairuz Performs in Lebanon this Month, Adds Extra Concert

Fairuz in concert at Platia Jonieh, Lebanon.  December 2011

The long awaited concerts of Fairuz started this week at Platia Jonieh, Lebanon, one year after her concert in Biel where her album “Eh Fi Amal” was launched.

Fairuz is performing for 4 nights this month: last Friday and Saturday the 9th and 10th of December plus 2 more concerts on December 16th and 17th--all at 8:30 pm.

It seems that all 4 concert dates were not enough for every single Fairuz fan out there and so many did not get the chance to buy their tickets because they were sold out so quickly. As a result, a fifth concert date has just been announced. That concert will be held on December 23rd, 2011 same place, same time, Platea, Sahel Alma, Lebanon.

You can watch a segment from this live concert (courtesy of Fairuz's daughter Rima Rahbany)  at this link: http://youtu.be/A5lvDubQpGA

Tickets are on sale at all Virgin Ticketing Box Offices.

Ramzi Salti's Talk: Healing through Lebanese Music (EPIC Fellows, Stanford Global Studies, September 2020)

Watch full talk at https://youtu.be/LzAaUrZEq8k This audio-visual talk by Stanford Lecturer + Arabology program host Dr. Ramzi Salti was pre...