Rim Banna – A Voice from Palestine
Date posted: November 14, 2008
Clueless came across Rim Banna's work recently and she was moved beyond the words on her blog:
I am glad that I got introduced to that great voice .. I am grateful to that friend who gave me the chance to listen to those great lyrics composed and arranged in so beautiful tunes. Rim Banna; I only got to know about her weeks back when I knew about her performing for first time here in Cairo. I marked my calendar and wanted to make sure I reserve my seat there! Though I was really not sure if I ever heard anything for her before! But when I got to Google her name I was really amazed.. you can visit her page too on facebook to see. Days went by and I missed the concert. I couldn't make it but I was lucky enough to have some of her MP3s on my PC " given by that friend too ". I am listening to her now; she is really inspiring .. the lyrics are telling a lot, in fact that friend who attended the concert told me that each song has a story beneath .. and a story I should listen to to know how the song is really telling the truth. I am arranging to know those stories soon and I will try to share them with you too. Some will find the songs are influenced by wars in Palestine, however I saw them telling more than that….You need to listen to the lyrics with closed eyes and open heart.. There is that quote of hers: " I would give half my life to whoever makes a child smiles to replace his cries…" it echoes all the time with me…I wish if world leaders listen to her too and try to replace those tears running there in Palestine and everywhere else burnin' in wars fire.
At the end Clueless concludes her post saying:
I wish I did not miss that concert. I wish she comes back for another and I don't miss it that time… with all my love to Palestine and its People.