Posts Tagged ‘arabic’

“Hermetico” by Balkan Beat Box

March 3, 2009

So, my friend was raving about the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack and it got me thinking about another great worldbeat band, Balkan Beat Box.  The video below is live footage of the band performing the song “Hermetico” from their 2007 album “Nu-Med.”  I will one day see them in concert.  That day would come sooner if somebody would just donate some concert tickets.

Check out more of Balkan Beat Box at their official website or on Myspace

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Having finally grown tired of Jesus making public appearances in food, Allah steps up to the plate.

July 23, 2008

(The gristle spells out the word “Allah” in Arabic)

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Diners have been flocking to a restaurant in northern Nigeria to see pieces of meat which the owner says are inscribed with the name of Allah.

What looks like the Arabic word for God and the name of the prophet Muhammad were discovered in pieces of beef by a diner in Birnin Kebbi.

He was about to eat it, when he suddenly noticed the words in the gristle, the restaurant owner said.

A search of the kitchen’s meat revealed three more pieces which bore the names.

The meat was boiled and then fried before being served, owner Kabiru Haliru told newspaper Weekly Trust.

“When the writings were discovered there were some Islamic scholars who come and eat here and they all commented that it was a sign to show that Islam is the only true religion for mankind,” he said.

The restaurant has kept the pieces of meat for visitors to see.

Thousands of people have already gone to the restaurant to see them since they were discovered last week.

A vet told the newspaper the words “defied scientific explanation”.

“Supposing only one piece of meat was found then it would be suspicious, but given the circumstances there is no explanation,” Dr Yakubu Dominic said.