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Bahraini cover of ‘No Woman, No Cry’ raises eyebrows on social media (VIDEO)

Sunday - 26/11/2017 15:49
A choir of Bahraini men singing a cover of iconic Bob Marley’s reggae song “No Woman, No Cry” in Arabic garments sparked mixed reactions on Twitter. Some praised the stylish remake and others pointed to the state of women’s rights in Gulf monarchies.
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© Tunes Arabia - تيونز أرابيا / YouTube
 

The song, released in 1974 by Bob Marley and the Wailers, addresses a poor woman growing up in the Jamaican slums, promising that things will be “alright” and asking her not to cry. In Jamaican Patois, the title line is rendered “No, woman, nuh cry,” where “nuh” stands for “don’t.”

Some Twitterati praised the cover, Al Bakri’s cover calling it a “kick-ass Bahraini version” of the reggae hit, and even“the best thing I’ve seen all week.” Others did not share the excitement saying that “things can’t get any weirder.”

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