Marcel Khalifeh Opens Damascus Cultural Week with ‘Mohammed Dorra’s Song
Marcel Khalifeh performed his latest song “Mohammed” at the opening ceremony of the Damascus Cultural Week. The song, which is a verse written by renowned Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, is dedicated to young Palestinian martyr Mohammed Dorra.
“In order not to forget,” Khalifeh said before starting his performance, “I will sing to the children of Palestine, south Lebanon and Iraq. I will sing to all Arab prisoners in either an Israeli or Arab jail, the same jail I could enter because of singing a song,” quoted thisiscyberia.com.
The song tells the story of the boy reaching the ultimate height of martyrdom when he’s shot dead by Israeli soldiers in the arms of his father during the first weeks of the reborn Intifada.
After” Mohammed”, Marcel Khalifeh went on to play his controversial song Anna Youssef Ya Abi (I am Youssef my father), which tells the story of the prophet Youssef’s return to his father after many years of absence.
When Khalifeh was about to leave the stage, the cheering crowd had him quickly back up again to perform Tifl wa Tayyara (A child and a plane) and Ahhonu ila Khobzi Oummi (I am longing for the bread of my mother) that he dedicated to all martyrs’ mothers – Albawaba.com