15 OCTOBER 2014
|TO OUR COUNTRIES: A TOUCHING MUSICAL PRESENTATION
A musical presentation by two sisters from Syria, Rihan and Faya Younan, living in exile longing to return to their region has touched so many
Arabic speakers abroad. Within days on YouTube it reached half a million viewers -- almost a quarter of a million hits in one day.
Rihan recites the text and Faya recites songs by
Fairouz about Damascus, Baghdad, Beirut and the Palestinian tragedy. It ends with a famous old national anthem: "Mawtini, Mawtini," (My Country, My
Country), "will I ever see you in your glory again".
An English translation is printed on the screen. But as usual, translation is the art of the impossible. It is graceful artistic emotional
appeal from tearful hearts to tearful hearts:
Watch the video here