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Broumana, if not Lebanon…..then !

At the time of 8tracks, Julio was a relatively unknown singer performing in Spanish, Diverio was lighting up the local scene with his warm voice, Di Capri filled the house, and Tozzi was being hummed. LEBANESE went out to places like “the Troubadour”, cracked open a bottle of “white Horse” and spent an entire evening being serenaded by artists that came from all around the Mediterranean. No one ever thought of banning any performance under any false pretenses; because then religious figures had hardly any clout. People just went out to have fun and enjoy the diversity Lebanon had to offer. Be it Aznavour, Feyrouz, Um Koulthoum, Sardou, Dalida, Farid Al Atrach… etc; it was all part f the cultural hub we once were. Sad to say that this is no longer the case, and even sadder; no one seems to give a damn. Before I leave you to put on more nail into Lebanon’s coffin, a selection of Italian artist that my father enjoyed, and later I in the hardest of time (and they were in some aspects better than the ones we are living today) in Broumana.

And still you anxiously await the birth of a new government. Pray to whatever God you believe in that by 2013 Lebanon will not have become LEBANONSTAN.  Long gone are the days when Feyrouz use to sing B7eback ya Loubnan.


October 4, 2009 - Posted by | Lebanon, Music, Politics | , , , , , ,


  1. La musique est la langue des émotions.

    Comment by zoon | October 4, 2009

  2. And fundamentalism and extreemism the root of evil !

    Comment by marillionlb | October 4, 2009

  3. fundamentalism and extreemism ?? Why don’t you call a cat “a cat” ??

    fundamentalism and extreemism = Religion.

    Simply 😀

    Comment by Ekios | October 4, 2009

  4. Di3anak ya Loubnan.

    Comment by IMB | October 4, 2009

  5. “La musique est la langue des émotions.”

    La peinture aussi 🙂

    Comment by mc | October 4, 2009

  6. “on” essaie de faire disparaitre le Liban depuis 1975 (au moins), rien à faire, ce pays est coriace!!!

    Comment by mc | October 4, 2009

  7. Hey, this is fabulous collection of all my fav songs :)))

    Thx for your nice wishes yesterday :))

    I am home now, resting a lot :))

    Regards, Mariana

    Comment by MARIANA | December 2, 2009

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