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"Overpopulated," song by Alaa Wardi, Iranian-born, Saudi-raised

Here is an Arabic song about overpopulation (lyrics and translation provided). On the same page, by the same artist, just above the original Arab lyrics for "Overpopulated," is an hilarious rendition of Pharrell Williams's song, "Happy." Aala Wardi, Iranian-born, Saudi-raised, and currently said to be living in Riyadh, provides completely new forms of Arab music. He studied music in Jordan and is a sound engineer as well as a performer and creator. He performs, produces, and presents all this music, much of which is very funny, as well as brilliant.

Population song from Bangladesh, with translation

This song is sung in Bengali, which is a language from Bangladesh. It was a theme song for World Population Day 2013. I liked the tune and found the singers appealing. I wondered what the words were and obtained a translation through a friend in India. See inside.

Willie Nelson performs City of New Orleans

From Wikipedia (2 Sep 2014):


Nelson is active in a number of issues. Along with Neil Young and John Mellencamp, he set up Farm Aid in 1985 to assist and increase awareness of the importance of family farms,[127] after Bob Dylan's comments during the Live Aid concert that he hoped some of the money would help American farmers in danger of losing their farms through mortgage debt.[128] The first concert included Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, B.B. King, Roy Orbison, and Neil Young among many others,[129] and raised over $9 million for America's family farmers.[130] Besides organizing and performing in the annual concerts, Nelson is the president of the board of Farm Aid.[131]

1983: Robert Bowman, Nena oppose nuclear war threat

99 Red Balloons & Robert Bowman's talk embedded within this article.
In 1984, the hit song 99 Red Balloons, the English language version of 99LuftBallons released in 1983 by the German band Nena, expressed the dread of nuclear war, the outbreak of which many believed to be imminent. As explained by retired United States Air Force Lieutenant-Colonel Robert M. Bowman (1934-2013) who, at the same time, during the years of the Reagan Presidency, started campaigning against the Strategic Defence Initiative (SDI aka "Star Wars"), the fears expressed in 99 Red Balloons were well founded.

Syrian singer al-Hinawi supports Syrian Army's fight against terrorism

First published as Syrian Singer al-Hinawi: I wouldn't abandon my national stances on 15 Jan 2014 on the English language Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) web-site. This report also includes: embedded YouTube video of performance and links to other stories recently published on SANA. See also: Syria News.
Damascus, (SANA) - Syrian Singer Mayada al-Hinawi affirmed that she wouldn't abandon her national stances whatsoever the price was.
In a statement to SANA, al-Hinawi said that she received an offer to participate in Sola Program, which is presented by Assala Nasri, in return for large amounts of money.

Bring Back the Music - the demise of Oz bands

With urban densification new noise regulations have silenced music in pubs and replaced them with pokies. Tony Ryan thinks this was intended and calls on Oz youth to reclaim their territory and bring back the music!

See also: The truth about live export of 20 Jun 11 also by Tony Ryan

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