Alice in Wonderland (courtesy of the Freedom Theater, Jenin)
Yesterday a commenter linked to the Israeli entry in the Eurovision Song Contest. The band is called Izabo, the song is called "Time." Video below.
Well I found something eerily familiar in the song. Its mood and characters reminded me of the late Juliano Mer Khamis's "Alice in Wonderland" piece from The Freedom Theater in Jenin. Video below, right after Izabo's.
Similar, huh? I don't know if Izabo saw Juliano's piece, with its soundtrack from Blondie, but I sure got to wonder. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but maybe they should have given credit to Juliano.
Who was, by the way, a genius. Izabo, not so much. They were eliminated yesterday. Here's their song (warning, plug your ears).
And Juliano's Alice in Wonderland: