Bambi just discovered this moving song whilst working, thanks to her internet Mount Lebanon radio from Los Angeles.
Composed/sang by Mr. Ghassan Rahbani, the song commemorates the Armenian genocide (yes that same ugly historic tragedy that Turkey still refuses to acknowledge).
The song, which is entitled “We Live Here”, states in both Arabic and Armenian the following: “We will live here, we will die here; together we will build you up. We love the homeland with our heart and soul—we are the Armenians and we are Lebanon.”
Bravo to Mr. Rahbani for his linguistic skills (i.e., good pronunciation, it seems) in Armenian.
May peace and justice prevail in Armenia (+ Lebanon!) and throughout the world.
May the final word be to LOVE. Yes, love to everyone, including those with whom we do not agree with and even to those who behave like enemies (past, current… or future ones).
May past or current enemies become partners in humanity.
Here is the first song that Bambi dedicates to all her friends whose heart is aching for/with Armenia… all of you (= us), perhaps especially to you Diana.
To conclude this post on a lighter note, Bambi will now dedicate the second song called “Karoun Yerevan” (or “Spring in Yerevan“) to her multi-talented mother-in-law :). Bravo Bernadette for having learned this Armenian song in your younger years. Bambi is impressed, especially that it was taught to you by Mr. Charles Aznavour’s own sister!!
P.S: If you are curious about the link between Armenia and Québec-Canada? Well, Bernadette is a former professional ballet dancer! Her ballet professor was of Armenian origins…This is how Yerevan’s spring spread across the miles to enrich Montreal.