Fairuz - “Debka Lubnain”, 1971
The debka originated in Lebanon where houses were built from stone with a roof made of wood, straw, and dirt. The dirt roof had to be compacted which required stomping the dirt hard in a uniform way to compact it evenly. When the change of seasons came, the mud would crack and start to leak, and would need to be fixed. The owner of the house would call his neighbours for help, and they would gather on the roof. They would all hold hands, form a line, and start stomping their feet while walking across the roof to adjust the mud.
This event of co-operation was called ta’awon, and from there came the word awneh, meaning “help”. This developed into the song called “Ala Dalouna” - “Let’s Go and Help”. The debka and the rhythmic songs together kept the work fun and useful.
The poet Nizar Qabbani with the Lebanese famous singer Sabah (back in the day when she didn’t look like a mummy ) in the mid 1960s
"Lebanese" is not the same thing as "lesbian". Why do people continue to mistake "Lebanese" for "lesbian.
Journée de l’indépendance du Liban
“A celui qui te dit meurs, creuse ta tombe dans son coeur”
It is fantastic to see you! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Comment ça va?
kullunalilwatan started following you
I mention food, and you come running.
I have summoned the L e b a n e s e.
Yes, Ali. You have done it. You have summoned me from the depths of darkness in which I reside. You did it. You are a magician.
[ motherly instincts a c t i v a t e d ]
Salaam, habibi. Are you doing well? I should hope so.