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of wonderful stories from the Street.












 
 
 






















 




 
Oh storyteller tell us a story
May it be a legend!
Tell us of the people of yesterday;
 
 
 




 
 
 


Of  Loundja, the daughter of the Ogress
And the Sultan's son
 
 
 




 




 
Start with once upon a time,
 Offer us dreams
 Start with once upon a time,
 We all have a story in the depths of our heart.
 
 





 




 
  Narrate and forget we're adults
 In your mind we're young
 Tell us about heaven and hell
 
 
 




 
 
 
About the bird that never flew in his life
Make us understand the meaning of the world


 
 
 




 

 
 Oh storyteller tell it just as they told you
 Don't add anything, don't leave anything out
 We could see into your mind
 
 
 





 




Narrate to make us forget this time
Leave us at once upon a time ...





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Souad Massi - Raoui  (Storyteller)

 
Raoui is a title song from the 2001 album by Algerian born, Paris based singer, Souad Massi.
A song that I've  remained in love with ever since I first stumbled upon it back in 2004,
while I was chimping  over this newly discovered thing known as "Internet Radio". 
(I live under a rock. I know.)
Even though I didn't understand the language, I was deeply moved by the music
and it quickly became one of my all time favorite songs.
 
I still shake my head in disbelief that Raoui was included in the surprisingly excellent soundtrack
for that 2o12 god-awful movie ,  The Dictator .


The song is in Algerian Arabic and the English translation is the closest in expression
 and feel to the actual song that I was able to find online.
 
 
I hope you enjoyed this little presentation.
  Over and out!
 
 
 


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:icon13-septembre:
13-septembre Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
:clap: Khuram, great choice of pics to illustrate Souad's song.
did you hear Dar Djedi? this is my fave... ^.^
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013   Photographer
Thanks, Eric! :D
Dar Djedi. Love love love that song!!!
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:iconjeanmark:
jeanmark Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Wonderful collection, great music - thanks for this Marx77:-)
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Photographer
My pleasure indeed!
And please, call me Khuram. ;)
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:iconjeanmark:
jeanmark Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Thanks Khuram, best wishes from Jean :-)
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:iconbagigi:
Bagigi Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Great stuff!
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Photographer
:highfive:
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:iconifedorovskaya:
IFedorovskaya Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
just perfect!
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   Photographer
Thank you kindly.:thanks:
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:iconbadnan:
badnan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   Photographer
This journal rocks :D
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much, dear Nantia! :huggle:
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:iconpatrickmonnier:
PatrickMonnier Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Amazing!
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   Photographer
Sure is! A talented bunch aren't they? :D
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:iconpatrickmonnier:
PatrickMonnier Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Indeed! Lots to learn from them!
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:iconjeanmark:
jeanmark Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Just beautiful, thank you :-)
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   Photographer
Thanks for looking. Cheers!
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
:clap:
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   Photographer
Thanks, José!
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
g o o d . w o r k s . m u s t . b e . :clap:
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:iconwithoutprejudice:
Withoutprejudice Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Truly a delight. Thank you!
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Photographer
Cheers, Tony!
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:iconafricanobserver:
AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
These are really beautiful images - thank you for the effort for something a little different. I really like these compositions which are not based on quirky juxtapositions, but on a fuller balance of the elements in time.
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Photographer
Thank you!
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Your presentation is in and of itself a work of art. The beautifully melodic music is a very special touch. And lastly, but not in the least, are the superb selections of image to complete this show.
Bravo K-Man :iconbeerglompplz:
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much, my good friend! :iconcheers2plz:
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:icongetcarter:
getcarter Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Photographer
:clap::thumbsup:
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Photographer
Thank you, Sir! :D
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EyeDance Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
What a wonderful presentation of truly uplifting and insightful street shots. I thank you for that. But that I get Souad Massi on top of it beats about anything I've seen/heard here at dA. Khuram, friend, brother, admirer of exquisite art, you really made my day by including her to accompany this mind-boggling collection of great "telling tales" street photography; the storyteller (which she herself really is) singing about a storyteller perfectly fits this gathering of talents. I was in fear that I might be the only one knowing about her (at least around here, in this admittedly small place; just across the border in France it must be different).

Raoui is so beautiful, it's nearly heartbraking. How I wish Souad Massi would find a wider audience. Anybody with a little bit of a heart left would surely profit from this wonderful voice and aching songs.

There's many a song from Souad very dear to my heart. One of my absolute favourites must be "Yemma". You most probably know that one too, but, should by chance this one be unknown to you, then here's the obligatory youtube link: [link]

Wow, and thanks again. :-)
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Photographer
Thank you kindly, B.
Just doing what little I can to help promote Street Photography around here. :)

I must say, I was not at all surprised to know that you are familiar with Souad Massi's beautiful music - with you being an encyclopedia of world music and all. :D
You know, if they ever release a 'Best Of' compilation album of Souad's music, Yemma would most definitely be featured in it, or else it just wouldn't be complete.
And since you are the first person on the face of this earth to send me a link to a Yemma, how could I not listen to it?
I have the perfect excuse to do so. :lol:

I'm happy you enjoyed my humble presentation, B.
Thank you once again!
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EyeDance Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
That presentation is anything but humble! :-) And its two-fold: you picked out excellent works. And then you presented them in a most unusual manner. And even managed to include fitting music while you did so. How you accomplished this here at dA remains a mystery to me, but no matter, the important thing is that you did.

Sticking to Algeria for a moment, I would also strongly recommend Rachid Taha, the rougher brother to the sweet Souad Massi. Since you've seen most any movie ever made on planet Earth, you probably know Black Hawk Down. As I learnt today (not having seen that flick myself), they included Rachids "Barra Barra" as part of the soundtrack. It's from "Made in Medina", a truly Heavy Metal like take on Algerian Rai. Should this one not be present, then here's the link: [link]

Rachid Taha has many sides to himself, as he did proof when he recorded Diwan 1 and Diwan 2, records which contain songs he heard his parents listen to. He picked them up and has given them a makeover. A lovely example would be this one: Bent Sahra [link]

Give Rachid an ear if you find the time to do so. :-)
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   Photographer
Say, have you heard of Kraftwerk?
I just found out about them through my good friend, Alphan - *arslanalp who sent me a [link] to one of their songs called, Pocket Calculator.
An insanely annoying tune but it's so darn catchy at the same time, I'm surprised that the Black Eyed Peas haven't gotten their hands on it yet. :lol:
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:iconeyedance:
EyeDance Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
I'm a huge fan of some of Kraftwerks works. But since Carol truly hates them, I usually listen to them when driving my car, to keep her from getting fits at home. :-)

Here's some of my favourite tunes:

Trans Europa Express [link]
Autobahn (Freeway) [link] (a full 22 minutes)
Schaufensterpuppen (Shop Dummies) [link]
Das Model (Fashion Model) [link]

So here we go. Let me know what you think of them if you find the time to go through all that.
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   Photographer
I don't blame her. :D
Kraftwerk is acquired taste.

I was just listening to Trans Europa Express on Soundcloud [link] and I noticed that there's a tune in there which was shamelessly lifted by Bollywood music director Rajesh Roshan (he's a known thief) for the movie, Koi Mil Gaya which is a shameless rip off of the movies E.T. and Close Encounters Of The Third Kind.
Koi Mil Gaya was directed by Rajesh Roshan's older brother, Rakesh Roshan.

The clip from the movie [link] :D
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:iconeyedance:
EyeDance Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
This English-language take of Trans Europe Express is a nice one, but the German original is even better to my ears, simply because the language serves the mechanical beat better. :-)

Ad that clip from Koi Mil Gaya! Wow, this is so crappy (I hope you allow me to say so), it sends a shiver down my spine. And I have a rather keen and benign sense when it comes to cheesy remakes of classics, because they can have their very own merits. But from what I've seen, not this one. Still, I admire this Indian cold-blooded approach; no holds barred, no prisoners taken. :D

And yes, Kraftwerks music is probably an acquired taste. I think it is that trance-like quality in their works which ensures it works for me. :-)
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Photographer
Rachid Taha?! Guess who just fell off his chair now! :lol:
Now that is a name I did not expect to appear in this comment box, and you, of all people would be the one posting it.

B, you ROCK!!! :headbang:

I seriously need to go through your playlist, man. Seriously.
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:iconeyedance:
EyeDance Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Rachid rules, at least most of the times. :-)

He is that very rare case where I wish I had a chance to get to know the artist personally. And they are only a few, like John Lee Hooker (too late), Natacha Atlas (still possible), Nelson Mandela (well, he didn't rock out, but still he rocks), Martin Luther King (the same applies here as for Nelson Mandela, but in this case, again, too late), Keith Richards (it's getting close here, I think he is mostly lost to this world, but I might be mistaken), Lucky Dube (too late, again).

Oh well, time will tell. If time really does exist. :-)
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:iconbindii:
bindii Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: Fantastic my dear Khuram! :hug:
Love it and thank you for sharing!!! :heart:
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Photographer
So happy you enjoyed it, dear Carol. :hug:
Thanks for looking! :blowkiss:
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:iconbindii:
bindii Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love always to look at your pics and your journals
because they are always of high quality and fascinating!
Nothing to thank for dear Khuram! :hug:
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Batsceba Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Photographer
genial !!!!
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Photographer
:blowkiss:
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:iconworldsinworld:
WorldsInWorld Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I am becoming more street-photography lover.. Thanks for this precious collection mate ;)
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Photographer
That's really good to know, man! :D
Cheers!
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:iconworldsinworld:
WorldsInWorld Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:) S.A. ;)
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Photographer
S.A.as in Sexaholics Anonymous? :lol:
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:iconworldsinworld:
WorldsInWorld Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No :)
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Photographer
W.A. :iconbiggrinplz:
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:iconworldsinworld:
WorldsInWorld Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconwritto:
Writto Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the most elegantly served, delightful features I've seen. :clap:
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Photographer
Thank you so much!
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