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Friday, December 21, 2007

Fakrenha Out Loud

During the times that I am not busy screaming about terrible schools, delightful sons, too much snow, writing/editing my novel, I am dancing — just about every night.

Fakrenha is a Natacha Atlas song that has taken hold of my mind, and I don’t even know what it means (yet). I have a few calls in to different Arabic-speaking friends. The song starts slow, almost seems to lack a rhythm; but then, after a few phrases, the drums come in, and the Egyptian strings, and then — wow! A fantastic Arabic-European song.

I danced to it in this, my new black cossie .

and in this, my red Eman Zaki:


That black costume is worth not eating for. Delicious!

— added by Drama Mama on Friday, December 21, 2007 at 8:16 pm

You know it, Drama. And I’ll start not eating… um… uh…

My friend told me what “Fakrenha” means: “Do you remember her?”

— added by Susan Senator on Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 8:08 am