Showing posts with label morocco. Show all posts
Showing posts with label morocco. Show all posts

Monday, April 11, 2011

Even our Anthem, is not our own

Sadly, while checking twitter today, I saw Bilal Houri tweet something that immediately caught my eye.


It started when Ghassan Rabhany's friend Fouad Khoury was watching a documentary "Toute l'histoire" about the Moroccan country. Originally it was the anthem of a republic called "Batal El Reef", that was founded in 1921 and finished in 1926 after a Spanish - French attack.

The Lebanese anthem has very similar lyrics to the Reef one, and 100% exact same music composition.

Below is a report prepared by Rachelle Karam and broadcasted on the Lebanese TV channel "New TV".