Emirates Man - - FEATURE -

ohammed El­susi and his brother Osama have been pro­duc­ing mu­sic for the past six or seven years, their lyrics cap­tur­ing much of the de­spair felt by those in Gaza. “My dreams are so mod­est, and it’s no sin if they are re­alised,” they rap on Gaza Open Your Heart. “The sin is to kill the dreams that you can achieve. That’s enough. I’m done. For my dreams al­ways turn into dust. I am em­i­grat­ing be­cause I need to live, to dream, to fly. But I prom­ise to re­mem­ber you [Gaza], and you will al­ways be in my heart, and I’ll al­ways ask God to pro­tect you.”

In Shadeyna Al Heil ( Bol­ster­ing Our Strength) they praise Pales­tinian re­sis­tance and talk of a de­sire to “live our lives as free peo­ple, not slaves”. “Ev­ery day

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