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Tuesday Tunes :: Damascus

Omar Offendum is an impressive Syrian American Rapper. He mixes Rap tunes with traditional Arabic poetry (not an easy thing to do). He translated a number of Nizar al Qabbani’s poems like “the coffee grounds fortune teller” aka “Qar’at al finjan” and “Damascus” and transformed them into rap songs. Omar (in my humble opinion)  skillfully dissolves the alien-ness of a foreign  language, let alone it’s cultural aspect and poetry. He almost effortlessly, succeeds to merge “the east” and “the west” and bring his audience “home” with his rhymes.

This one goes out to ahl al sham (My brave brothers and sisters in Syria)



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