“When Beirut will come back” and “Are you still there?”: Thanks to Ms. Majida el Roumi and Mr. Mike Massy, respectively

Two days ahead of the third anniversary of the surrealistic, yet still (perhaps forever?) unaccountable, Beirut port double blast, Mr. Mike Massy and Ms. Majda El Roumi both dedicated a new artistic production to the families of the victims.

To begin with, Bambi will introduce the GRANDIOSE El Roumi’s “When Beirut will come back” in Standard-Arabic. The lyrics are a powerful poem by the late and great Mr. Nizzar Qabbanii. May his memory be as eternal as his incredible talent. What an amazing video clip, including but not limited to its artistic delivery with its singing, musical performance, music distribution, dancing, acting, clip direction, and final production. Although you may not understand any word, luckily music and emotions are universal. Bravo to this Lebanese diva and all the skilled team of musicians and other artists.

Last but not least, El Roumi’s song is followed by a HEARTBREAKING AND A HUMANLY AS WELL AS ARTISTICALLY CLEVER brief movie, which was also produced a few hours ago. Thanks to the most talented Lebanese singer-song writer and international actor, Mr. Mike Massy. His movie, which is sub-titled in English, is called “Are you still there?” Its description on YouTube (that Mr. Google Translate turned from French into English for you) reads as follows: “the film offers a casual exchange between a person residing in Lebanon and a friend residing abroad. On the other side of the phone, Ré-Mi is an old friend of Mike’s who also grew up in the period of the destructive civil war and sang for peace in the 1980s as a child. In the film, we indiscreetly listen to an impromptu telephone conversation between the two friends, where Mike awaits the return of Ré-Mi, while the latter asks Mike to immigrate to the country where she has settled. In this uncensored outspokenness, viewers follow this back-and-forth and loop that consists of attenuating the feeling of being a foreigner in one’s own country by projecting hopes of belonging in a foreign land”.

Needless to repeat that Bambi’s heart goes to Beirut as well to all the families of the blast innocent victims. Of course, you can expect that there will be another post on this blog, likely musical too, which will be devoted to the Lebanese capital. Stay tuned on August 4.

This being said, to end with joy, not just sorrow, Bambi will leave you all with warm wishes to her friend Carla. Yes, if “Carcour” is reading, happy birthday to her with MUCH love! ❤️

A screenshot taken by Bambi from YouTube.

If you are interested, you can listen to this new song by using the following platforms, as written on Youtube: ” https://bfan.link/indama-tarjeaa-beirut Subscribe to the official channel of Magida Roumi : https://bit.ly/43PjKua Follow Magida Roumi: Facebook : https://bit.ly/43SMBh0 Twitter : https://bit.ly/3YfpoEG Instagram: https://bit.ly/45brGa2 Keep listening to Magida Roumi on : Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3OjY8Ae Deezer: https://bit.ly/3qa0EkL Apple Music: https://apple.co/3DBzPc3 Anghami : https://bit.ly/3KmikAm Amazon: https://amzn.to/3rTAIKE “.

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