Music and Soul

I was invited to Abdulrahman Mohammed’s concert, and as I have always been a fan, I was very excited to see him live. He was spectacular. I am reminded by everything that his music takes me back to. I remember how his words used to make us cry. I remember how the poetics of it all barely captured the intensity of reality. He draws his inspiration and his lyrics from Old Arabic poetry, and he has included Qais’s (the poet) love for Laila. Qais, otherwise known as “Majnoon Laila.” In love, will anything other than madness suffice? I doubt it ๐Ÿ™‚ Abdulrahman, like Qais, pours his soul into art. He left all of us completely awe-struck that night, and we left the stage reminiscing and wrapped in a blanket of passion, pain, and possibility. Some of his amazing words: 

ู‚ููˆู„ูˆุงู’ ู„ู‡ู‘ุง ุฃู†ู†ูŠ … ู„ุง ุฒูู„ุชู ุฃู‡ูˆุงู‡ู‘ุง

ู…ูŽู‡ู…ู‘ุง ูŠุทูˆู„ูŽ ุงู„ู†ูˆู‰ู‘ … ู„ุง ุฃู†ุณู‰ู‘ ุฐููƒุฑุงู‡ูŽุง

ู‡ูŠู‘ ุงู„ูŽุชูŠ ุนูŽู„ู…ูŽุชู†ูŠ … ูƒูŠููŽ ุงุนุดูŽู‚ูู‡ุง

ู‡ูŠู‘ ุงู„ูŽุชูŠ ุณูŽู‚ุงุชู†ูŠ … ุดูŽู‡ุฏูŽ ุฑูŠู‘ุงู‡ุง

ุฑูˆุญูŒ ู…ูู† ุงู„ู„ู‡ … ุณูŽูˆู‰ู‘ ู„ู†ุง ุจูŽุดุฑุงู‹

ูƒูŽุณู‰ู‘ ุญูุณู†ุงู‹ … ูˆู‘ุฌู…ูŽู„ู‡ู‘ุง ูˆู‘ุญู„ุงู‘ู‡ูŽุง   
 

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