“General Suleiman”

“GENERAL SULEIMAN” – Zeid & The Wings (LEBANON)

“Gene Gene General
General Suleiman
Gene Gene General
General Suleiman
Salam Salam Salam Aleik
General Suleiman

U re a Miracle Man
For peace in our nation
General Suleiman
U re a miracle man
General Suleiman
U re a miracle man

Put your weapons down
Put your weapons down
Now it s time
To leave your warlords behind
Everything is fine , and they ll be no more crime
Let the country shine with general Suleiman

General Suleiman
U re a miracle man
General Suleiman
U re a miracle man
Gene Gene General
General Suleiman
Gene Gene General
General Suleiman
Salam Salam Salam Aleik
General Suleiman

U re a Miracle Man
For peace in our nation

All the militia man GO HOME
Corrupted politician GO HOME
To Weapon dealer say GO HOME
To trouble maker say GO HOME
Foreign intelligence GO HOME
Neighbour influence GO HOME
All the militia man GO HOME
Corrupted politician GO HOME
To Weapon dealer say GO HOME
To trouble maker say GO HOME
Foreign intelligence GO HOME
Neighbour influence GO HOME

Gene Gene General
General Suleiman
Gene Gene General
General Suleiman
Salam Salam Salam Aleik
General Suleiman

U re a Miracle Man
For peace in our nation
General Suleiman
U re a miracle man
General Suleiman
U re a miracle man
Gene gene general , GO HOME !”

ZEID & THE WINGS

Seven years after the Lebanese Civil War, there was an underground music scene bubbling in Beirut. Of the many indie fusion bands was SoapKills-a duo started by poignant producer Zeid Hamdan-beginning the alternative genre generation with boldness, youth, and diversity. Twenty years after the Civil War, the first band was dissolved and Hamdan’s new group, Zeid & The Wings took off–notoriously recognized for the song that had the leader of their band imprisoned in 2011 for slandering the former President and army officer of Lebanon, Michel Suleiman. Several months before Hamdan’s arrest, Zeid & The Wings went on a concept tour, the “Beirut Love Attack” in Italy to focus on spreading the art of their land to Milan, Rome and Turin during times of political turmoil in both countries. Suffice it to say Italian government was going through the pornography scandal with Berlusconi and coincidentally, the Lebanese government fell the first day of their tour. One year later, the group is continuing to disrupt society’s mainstream from the current beneath. Hamdan’s latest initiative will be performing at the “I AM FREE” event against censorship in Hamra, Lebanon with many of the country’s directors, musicians, actors, journalists, lawyers, and other industry professionals.

ASSASSINATING MR. HARIRI 

In 2005, Lebanese Prime Minister, Rafiq al-Hariri was assassinated. To this day, over 200 investigators from over 20 countries are inhaling and exhaling the case at the Monteverde hotel in Beirut. His death is said to have left a hole in Lebanese politics as well as physically creating a 30 foot crater and injuring hundred of innocent civilians from a bomb that weighed over 2,000 pounds and was carried in a stolen truck from Japan. Similar to Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” the situation can be equated to the book written by Nicholas Blanford, “Killing Mr. Lebanon,” the son of a poor orange farmer. Mr. Hariri was also a symbol of the stability in postwar Lebanon. A lot of the issues surrounding his murder appeal to the destruction of a stable country, for example, the detonation also caused the temporary closing of the InterContinental Phoenicia Hotel- which was built after the civil war and stood strong until the day the prime minister died, the music survived, and the suspects of the case have still, to this day, not been revived.

By Neda Shahram

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