Dear Friends , the following wallpaper was made because of a question raised
by one group member , about the change in the lyrics of an old Fairouz Song ,
"The Tavern of Jourieh" , during the 2003 Dubai concert , where the word "
khammara = Tavern" was replaced by the word "Doukkna = shop " , and the word "sekran
= is getting drunk" in replaced by the word "sehran = is spending the evening "
Now in this page you must be hearing as a back ground music the original song
from the play "Hala wal Malek" (Hala and the king)
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The Dialogue is Between fairouz and the guards and she is
directing them towards the Tavern of Jourieh where her father is getting sober ,
and drinking all the night , while she is working in the place of Town Selina to
sell masks for the "Halloween" feast .
and in the town the king is waiting for his , to become,
princess , so she needs her father to identify her as his daughter , so is
directing the guards to the tavern to bring him with the Tavern owner. Yet when
her Father will arrive he will deny her , hoping that will get a better life in
the Palace than that in her village "Daraj al Lawz" ( the almond steps) .
The Funny thing is what Elie Choueiri ( who played the drunk
father in the play) once told in an interview on the MTV , that there was a
women who watched this play more than 5 times and and each time during the scene
where fairouz starts blaming her father for his drinking problem , the women
would begin to cry , for she had the same problem with her father .but in
general that play had a clear message against the drinking problem and didn't
fear facing it in "tight" Lebanese society that was then , yet no critics were
raised for the simple raising of naming the "drunk state"
after the teachings that the rahbanis were brought up on are
Not that which goes into the mouth defiles a man; but that
which comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.
All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not
expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the
power of any.
So in no way the Rahbanis would implement or encourage
drinking , they were in opposite condemning this hideous habit , but I
understand the fact that changing lyrics goes with the spirit of a concert and
out of the play's context ,and not because it was held in a gulf country.
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