Aderet, Israeli Transsexual Singer, awarded ‘12 Points by Lebanon'
Facts and Opinion.
More often than we think, new connections between Jewish, Israeli and Arab people, create their own unique interferencing waves, reverberating in their own space and leave the Israeli Arabic conflict behind them. Look at the Israeli Transsexual singer Aderet on top of the Lebanese song chart, (Jun 27, 2008).
Who is Aderet? Is she the new Dana International. I don’t know. Is she a good singer? Well her trance song “Say No More“ pulsing on top of the famous “Beirut Nights“ radio station, indicate that many people in Lebanon and among the Lebanese diaspora like her hypnotic rythms.
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What is the magic a broadcaster in Beirut pick out an Israeli song to air for a Lebanese audience?
Well first of all chance:
”We found out they were playing my music by chance,” the 32-year-old Aderet said on Wednesday.” But chance has to be consolidated, so: ” Aderet’s management sent..’Say No More’ the lead single off her first English-language album, Jewish Girl, along with a remix by DJ Dvir Halevi to the Lebanese station.”…
…” ‘They added the remix to the playlist and a few days later, it was at the top of the most played list’ said Aderet, ‘They know I’m an Israeli singer, and that it’s an Israeli song.’ She continued, ‘It feels great, it’s a big honor for me and makes me so happy that they let a 100 percent Israeli song to be played and to top their playlist without letting politics interfere.’ ” see here.
Sami, a representative of Beirut Nights, says:
“We grew up in Beirut listening to Ofra Haza and Ishtar Alabina. We play Aderet, but also Dana International, Sarit Hadad, and DJs Yahel and Ofer Nissim. It’s not a policy because there is no policy, it is just music. You shouldn’t make a big deal about it, because it might hurt us since we are surrounded by fanatics who ultimately have no place in Lebanon.”…, see here.
And the past is always present, remembering when the ‘fanatics’ where the Lebanese authorities, pulling Lebanon out from the 2005 Eurovision song contest because of Israel’s participation, and preventing the participation of their own talented singer Aline Lahoud with her song “Quand tout s’enfui“, see here.
In our era of ‘King Internet’, the very nature of his infrastructure, permits a new musical hide and seek game of crossing and re-crossing the Israeli Lebanon’s ether border: each radio station has the possibility to make his own ‘Eurovision’ song contest.
So the conclusion should be, let the the singers sing their songs, while their fans and their audience gather under the overall protection of ‘King Internet’ . Under his auspice, two weeks ago, the Israeli trance singer Aderet was awarded ‘12 points’ by Lebanon.