Category Archives: Documentary

Egypt needs ” The hammer, the bell and the song”

Some 63 years ago Pete Seeger wrote “The Hammer Song”.. It was the Anthem song for the Progressive movement against the conservative powers in the united states at the turn of the twenties centuray… Yet again in 1963 .. That same song was the Anthem song for the Civil rights movement against the tyrany of one race against another … In 2010 Wikileaks used the song as the “wikileaks Song” .. A hammer for the freedom of speech ( and leaks) .. A hammer against the invisible parties that destroys our liberties and rights…

In 2012 the Egyptians are again mysteriously waiting for things to fall on their heads when they are ought to grap a hammer, a bell or a song …

 
If I had a hammer,
I’d hammer in the morning
I’d hammer in the evening,
All over this land 

I’d hammer out danger,
I’d hammer out a warning,
I’d hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land. 

If I had a bell,
I’d ring it in the morning,
I’d ring it in the evening,
All over this land 

I’d ring out danger,
I’d ring out a warning
I’d ring out love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land. 

If I had a song,
I’d sing it in the morning,
I’d sing it in the evening,
All over this land 

I’d sing out danger,
I’d sing out a warning
I’d sing out love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land. 

Well I got a hammer,
And I got a bell,
And I got a song to sing, all over this land. 

It’s the hammer of Justice,
It’s the bell of Freedom,
It’s the song about Love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land. 

It’s the hammer of Justice,
It’s the bell of Freedom,
It’s the song about Love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.

الدم بيغلي في عروقنا

ميدان التحرير

الدم بيغلي في عروقنا

Nubian Motifs

I wish I could have done some justice to the beauty of Nubia. Despite of my absorption with it, I have not in reality seen it…or at least the true one…what I visited last year was just a Nubian village in Aswan..you can call it Nubian Tourist settlement… meant for people like me with white shirts and shorts to see ,take pictures and buy cheap Galabiah (which I did..as I was supposed to do)… I have managed to feel through the fake…I didn`t miss the true Nubian soul, the architecture and the interiors… I am now fantasizing about the real thing ..the true Nubia…further past the catracts in Northen Sudan…who will take me inside a house of a Nubian who have never seen a toursit in his life…what would that feel like… I am dreaming of walls built by hand, mixing golden soil with sweat…then someone grabs a brush and paints his ancestors souls right there…. Pride and history on walls for us to see…. I now understand how the displaced Nubians feel… How can we repay them … if ever possible….

My last Pictures of Nubian Motifs concludes my journey through the Beautiful Nubia….

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You can read further about Nubia in this excellent article…

http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200604/the.decorated.houses.of.nubia.htm

Beautiful wreckage…

Even wreckage looks beautiful on the Nile…

Freelance Tourist Guide

We were in a Falouka in the middle of the Nile at Aswan…and this boy just showed up…floating on his makeshift board against our mighty Falouka… what is he doing?…. a tourist guide offering his services in different languages….