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onsdag 14 mars 2012
Eti Bitton is releasing controversal Arab melodies in hebrew
"Salama ya Salama
in the colors of the rainbow she decorates herself
Salama ya Salama
she opens her heart and sells love"
One of my favorite singers of last year and this year is a young female singer from Israel. Her name is Eti Biton. With her newly released album in Israel called "Chinese Proverb", she re-uses arabic pop melodies but adds completely new hebrew lyrics and life to the melodies. Her record companies way of totally legally lending melodies from arabic composers has caused controversy among some arabic composers claiming israelis are "stealing" the melodies...Unfortunatelly this is a sign of the backward racism towards israelis from nations surrounding Israel. Record companies can buy a composers melody from another record company which has bought rights to the songs from the original composer.
Anyway...the album has some great commercial hits like "Chinese Proverb", "My thief", "Your mother" and "Salama ya Salama" ...You who know the arabic original lyrics of "Salma ya Salama" performed by Dalida may think the lyrics are odd as the new lyrics tell the story of a prostitute instead of a love story....