Dear Enass & Annie,
Thanks very much for the wonderful informative coverage, and translations!
Assaf’s vocal ability is unique, I haven’t heard anything like it for many years!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYUDFx_TCak – wonderful!
I love it, and I don’t know Arabic!
Assaf’s winning Arab Idol and his story have been widely published here in the UK.
It probably highlighted the Palestinian issue and drew attention to the plight of ordinary Palestinian more than anything else we usually hear from this part of the world.
Listening to “Ally El Kofiya” linked above, Assaf starts with a Mawwal. It is wonderful to listen to.
What do the words mean? any chance of a translation please?
Usually, when Assaf performed El Kofiya in Palestine, the Mawwal he sung was different…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs16GdiM248 go to 0:51
and the mawwal was used- for Lebanon – in his performance of 17 May/Arab Idol
Thanks in advance,