In the USA the Iranians have launched their own International Music Streaming Site – Radio Javan with renowned Iranian artists and a place for new releases and downloads. An Artist named “Tasvir” released a new album at the end of February. One of the tracks already has over 12 million plays. Kinda puts it into perspective doesn’t it? All you Music Producers and artists in the West from Pop to House – 12.360.821 plays already on just one track. And if you think this particular website is all about Music that you wouldn’t listen to or dance to then I’ve got a large bitter pill for you to swallow. For just like North African Bedouin, which like some of their language dialects, Cyrene Libyan for example, that have the same language construction as the Pre Latin and Greek Languages of Europe, (In other words, as Aryans etc. occupied Europe as the Ice Age melted 12,600 years ago, their languages and music came with them).
Every beat you Westerners have ever used, whether you are into Soca in America and the Caribbean, Pop, Soul, Reggae, Bass, Strings, Wind, or House, in fact any rhythm at all, you didn’t invent it, they did. Some of it so many thousands of years ago, that like the Cave Paintings in the Maghreb, which are so oozing with detail, sensitivity, movement and anatomical correctness, it’s timeless. Who really knows how long ago these beats originated. When man put a skin on a drum, made some holes in a reed or other object and when humans shimmied and moved around a camp fire. I can imagine some of you imagining a type of caveman making some rudimentary movements and calling it dance. No dear that’s Disney not Reality. And if any one of you have ever witnessed a set of skins and a Conga Player that is actually good at it, at any level, you know that the movements that are inspired in your body by that are certainly not rudimentary. And as “Pure” Music, it’s so much more articulate, complex and refined, everything that comes after it is a pale imitation. It’s the same “truth” as Eastern Nutrition. The West has come up with processed food that tastes like, I don’t know what copared to real food. I can’t eat it. My tastebuds and my brain just say no. It’s like comparing the smell of freshly baked home made bread to the smell emanating from a plastic bag of plastic bread. eastern Nutrition is so ram packed full of natural anti oxidants, refined ways of cooking proteins etc., it would be repacked and relabelled as “Medicine” in the USA as the Zionists strive to put Copyright Laws and Patents onto something they never invented.
They may take some of your equipment, such as “Digital Downloads” – or a set of CD Mixers, or a Keyboard, and these days fully equipped recording studios. (I mean 12 million plus downloads on one track in less than two weeks – they can afford to build the best), but they are not buying your beats and melodies. Why would they? Have you heard what they do, or attended a party or literally travelled to any of their Countries and experienced their music? Because if you have, you’ll know you can’t sit down, you can’t sit still, and after a good meal and some wonderful company the chance you have got at sitting still and not getting up and dancing to it with them is nil. Unless of course you are so in awe of the natural movements and spirituality of it, you freeze in your seat not wishing to embarrass yourself with your frigidity and ability to only to move to what is bland in comparison in the West.
I’ve heard so many music names in the UK state that if the music is good enough you don’t need drugs or alcohol, and they are right. Others they are all too ready to label what is good music and what isn’t, yet their repertoire is so bordered and blinkered and the Western Ideology of false superiority is huge in the Music Industry. Others travel and even emigrate to these Countries with the idea that they are going to to take their own music and culture with them, and spread it as the answer to their own problems and the problems of the Western Inflicted Wars on other Cultures. False Superiority? Very narcissistic in fact. In fact it’s quite mental. This is going to be a long article and one long overdue.
During my social media pre-ambles and Geo-Political Analysis – being musically educated and addicted, and already having travelled and experienced Culture and Music in MENA from the age of 16 and loving it, and further afield, as far as Indonesia, I’ve always included music I have found. And blasted it on my newsfeed to the Western Followers that I have. My Focus on Libya I have had one or two of my own favourites due to the message and Lyrics mainly, but the Non-Arabic Speakers have missed it. Perhaps those Westerners imagine the lyrics, the “Poetry” (which by the way MENA residents do better than the West, in fact, Poetry is standard. A typical “good day” in North Africa to your friends and family would go something like: “May your day be as that of a bird that flies high above the clouds toward the light and free”…….kind of makes “take care’ and “have a great day” sound a bit lame – and that’s what I am talking about. These Countries are not called “The Cradle of Civilisation” for no reason, and everything Socially and Culturally is actually way more advanced. And yet with all this beauty and richness of society all around – Western Countries are continually bombing them to hell, Sanctioning and Genociding, LYING about all of it in your Media and for what? Well, let me give you an example. Chatting once in a facebook group to an ex-member of the British Political Establishment, he said, that he went to the Lebanon and Syria once in the late 1990’s on a Trade Mission and when he got there none of the Residents or Governments wanted to buy anything he had to sell. And he actually, I kid you not, he had never contemplated why. And I doubt very much if what he meant by “Travel” when he was there, amounted to more than a meal and a drink in a Post Colonial Hotel in the Region. I’ve even seen Western Activists on Social Media go to Damascus to report – the past few years and sit in groups eating a “Continental Breakfast” and laughed and cried in mirth and a desperate feeling of shame for their behaviour.
Selling Music or Promoting Western Music of any variety to these Countries – It’s an attitude that is exactly the same as “Selling Ice to the Eskimos” and it doesn’t matter what sector the Product Portfolio is, the reason it doesn’t sell is because compared to what they’ve already got in these Countries, we ain’t got nothin’ to sell. It’s as simple as that. And no amount of bombings or sanctions is ever going to change that. Everything about their Culture oozing from every pore of every square centimetre of their land, from the smells of pure perfumes and incense from every souk and bedroom side table, to the Nutrition, packed full of natural seratonin and other essential well being manufacturing hormones in the human body, to the beats and melody’s which has oxytocin oozing from their bodies, their civilisations have been for so many thousands of years constructed in this social way that even in bombed out and Sanctioned Countries, such as Syria, in poverty, their natural high is undefeatable and they are never going to buy your way. A personal fave of Mine Omar Sulieman who has made it as far as Glastonbury and New York and a special feature in the Boiler Room, doing what they do in every corner of Syria, War or not. You may look at them with condescending narcissism and think they are just backwards and in need of some Western Democracy, a MacDonald’s and a Poundland on every street corner where Betting Shops and Slave Bot Sheep Mass fashion rule, but if you think you invented the Street Party at Carnival in Notting Hill then go back into your delusional self and global destructive little worlds and lets never hear from you again. And if you think the latest trainers worn like a swarm of flies in your unoriginality makes you superior, then you belong with that Activist Group on facebook that believes the Earth is Flat.
Even those of you that are into Caribbean Reggae in a big way – even the black Caribbeans themselves are missing something huge. How did Reggae get there? How did Soca get there? It got there from Africa. And I’m not talking about some vagueness of beat that is unrecognisable or like trying to hear a tiny component of it in something that sounds completely different. I’m talking about North African Reggae. Admittedly, they have only just started calling it “Libyan Reggae” in the past few years in their English Versions of Youtube for example. But that’s not because they are copying the West. It’s just a translation. Their word for it is “Chabi” – and instead of labelling it as “Chabi” – they have just given it the Western Name in a bid to say “Hi, Hey” (or in reality – “May your day be feeling like a bird flying free, high in the sky) “Here we are – it’s here, we are here, Reggae was born here and it’s thousands of years old people, and so is Soca, we’ve been playing it for thousands of years – listen to this beat guys and girls”……and if you get lucky enough to see how the guys and girls dance to it from the earliest days in their lives as soon as they can walk you’d freeze with awe and then just spend the days dancing to it in your bedroom and dream of days in the future where you can find it at a Party in the UK Or just take a holiday to North Africa with some prior knowledge, put it on your hit list and roadmap of must dos when you get there. Would you actually come home? Yeah, probably, but maybe you’d go back every year. Or maybe you would just go and try and find that bar or night joint where they play your kind of western music and brag to them while they politely serve you your drink and your meal, with wide eyes of shock, and you wonder why they are looking at you in polite amusement later and talking in each other’s ears and laughing at you but not at you if I know what you mean. They are laughing at you. They do actually have Comedy Nights and compare your music to theirs and they still ain’t buying yours. They just think yours is dreadfully unsexy, uncomplicated noise.
They can take your Music Production and Produce their music and package it and sock it to you. Even from bombed-out Benghazi that has had no running water for 7 years. Introducing a personal fave of mine. Ahmed Bin Ali – the Libyan who travelled to Istanbul to Produce this version of it for you, and send you up and sock it to you. And if you knew how many downloads the Ta Etmaje Track has had in the Digital world, Globally both in it’s Original Tebu (Black Tuareg Tribe) Version and many reproductions, you’d wince, blanche, go red in the face and give up your musical projects. Because the fact is it has uncountable multi-million plays and downloads. Across continents. You are taking a gamble by putting any time or effort into selling them your music, and it’s one that is never going to pay off.
You get a full sneaky peek of what a family party is like, or a wedding in Libya while you are watching this one specially packaged to sock it to you and tell you how they feel about what you are trying to sell/force/patronise on them, and realise why they are a bit more demure and cover up (women do) when out and about. Ahmed Bin Ali from Libya, the Libyan Reggae big name produced by Fatih Bogalar in Istanbul. With their track “Princey” and frankly darling. Ahmed Bin Ali a Prince you are indeed. (The term “Prince” in Arabic is “Emir” which means “Representative of The Country”.
Treka compares Dabka to House Music shown here in Damascus – Live Mixing Freestyle complete with DJ/Producer Assistant and a keyboard. Please watch, even if you don’t understand the language, Treka is a brilliant comedian/musician and his take on various musical genres are bang on. Plus his human beatbox ability to reproduce all that is basically House and Hip Hop with his voice and his mouth while simultaneously sending it up is pure genius. About 7.50 minutes into the 12 minute Youtube if you want to fast forward, but I dare you to miss the sexiness when he is doing the Dabka beats. Face it Westerners, you can’t match what they have got, and they find your constant attempts to sell it to them hysterically funny. And if you think you can introduce a good House Party into Muslim Cultures by making shit music sound like the audience doesn’t care really – using large amounts of recreational drugs, well you better look up the penalties for flogging drugs in these Countries. You are on a hiding to nothing. Not gonna work. As many of you no doubt have already discovered. Plus of course after NATO ISIS (Da’ish), and the so called Al Qaeda “Moderate Opposition” has done every horror we know about and so much worse (stuff you don’t know and has been deemed too horrific to show you westerners) – and you knew that they have all been served up high strength Exstacy like Amphetamine Sulphate Compounds (Captagon, etc) to make them fight, rape, head chop and suicide bomb civilians and children better and for longer hours), not only do you need to think long and hard about what effects the introduction of a Western Sub Culture of Recreational Drugs has when introduced into the worlds and heads of Cultures such as Wahabbi, Salafi, and Qutbis, you also need to realise that whatever chance you ever had of introducing Recreational Drug Culture to these Countries as a “Solution” to “World Peace” which when thought up by you was categorically a very narccisist and ignorant, as well as being delusionally psychotic, is absolutely over. Never gonna happen. You’ve got as much chance of being struck by a charging hippo in the Arctic.
And if you feel like being judgemental and comforting yourself with Western Propaganda that women are subservient and sexualised in those cultures after watching Ahmed Bin Ali and Fatih Bogalr giving you a sneak view, then I have an even more bitter pill for you to swallow. Women have had equal righta for thousands of years. For the last approx 1300 years in Islam (real Islam) women keep their own property and inheritance, no man can touch it, ever, and the dressing up, dressing down, beauty and shimmying is about PERSONAL PRIDE in Femininity. They certainly don’t put it about. For all the western men that like free sex like a dog rutting your leg, you’ve got no chance. They believe in True Love and Lifetime Soulmates and they get to choose. Even when married the husband has to seek permission for any personal contact. Every woman is a Queen in Islam. Real Islam. And marriage in Islam is about encouraging each other to be the best human that you can be with all the real Laws of Humanity that you lot are searching for with pointless futile methods.
You may even think they don’t have a music and dance life and need it introducing to them. In which case, stay in the UK or Spain or where-ever it is you usually go, please stop travelling and letting us all down and making us all look like such heathen Neanderthals. Keep your narcissist personality disorder at home in the UK and carry on taking the drugs. Prescription or Self Medicating. It’s safer for all of our reputations that way. You carry on searching for the meaning of life and the world in your tiny little worlds in ever decreasing circles. Nobody else in the world wants it.
Or if you have what they say in Egypt – “Beautiful/Good Skin” (Boshret Kheir) which translated means “Beautiful on the Inside” then take a look at another of my favourites from Egypt. And see what a Natural High and thousands of years of civilised beats, nutrition, culture and outlook does for people and a feeling of life. Everywhere you look and everywhere you turn. If you are lucky enough to be born there. Bombed by Western Terrorists, poor or not. Because they have had, for many thousands of years what you are still trying to figure out and will ever be trying to figure out. Unless you accept Reality. And where they live and come from, every man woman and child is doing it, as they have done for many thousands of years, naturally. And if you knew how many Plays and Digital Downloads Hussain Al Jassmi has had, well, you’d blanche, feel faint, go very red, and give up. If you are a Western Artist. And your recreational drugs in these Countries have only ever served one main purpose. Funding Terrorists. From ISIS to every Terrorist Network on the Planet. The Shipping of Drugs for your recreational purposes funds that and only that.