Ahmad Kaabour is a Lebanese pan-Arab nationalist, and his song Ounadikom ("I Call on You") has expressed, like no other song, the Palestinian need for the world`s solidarity. He has been referred to as "the voice of freedom" - a well-deserved title.
Kaabour explains, "When I composed Ounadikom at an age of nineteen, I then leaped over my age, my feelings and my life; my songs and the war were ahead of me. And here I am - since the occupation took place - enduring a fatal leisure that pushes me to genuinely explore love and man. I do not wish to be a minute object in a consumary system, or a bad witness of reality... "
This album, arguably his best, contains several songs about Palestine, including Heartbeat of the West Bank,and Depart. The first track, Ounadikom, is powerful and empowering, and has been used as a protest chant. The rest of the CD is also brilliant.
Originally released in 1976, then again in 1996, and now we present the third edition, released in 2004 (with a newer cover than the 1996 one pictured on the right).